Fermat's Last Theorem

Barry Mazur has received the 2022 Chern Medal for profound discoveries in topology, arithmetic geometry and number theory.

We talk to Jack Thorne about his lecture at the ICM 2018 and his work "faceting the gem stone" in number theory.

Robert Langlands wins for his "visionary program".

To celebrate the anniversary of its proof, this collection of articles and videos explores one of the most beguiling theorems in maths.

We were very excited to meet Andrew Wiles this summer! In this interview and videos he tells us what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.

In these two short videos the legendary Andrew Wiles talks about what it was like to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, and what it feels like to do maths.

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One of the greatest honours in maths has been awarded for the proof of Fermat's last theorem.

A fascinating discovery sheds new light on the work of the Indian mathematician Srinivasa Ramanujan.

Fermat's little theorem and fake primes.

Asking good questions is an important part of doing maths. But what makes a good question?

An "electric atomosphere" is not what you expect at a maths lecture. But it is what prevailed when Andrew Wiles announced his proof of a 350-year-old-old problem, Fermat's last theorem, exactly 20 years ago.

Neil Pieprzak tells the fascinating story of Andrew Wiles who, with intense devotion and in secret, proved a deceptively simple-looking conjecture that had defeated mathematicians for almost 400 years.
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