Fermat's Last Theorem
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. 
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 350yearoldold 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 simplelooking conjecture that had defeated mathematicians for almost 400 years.



A mathematician finds another proof for Fermat's last theorem

Why do so many people say they hate mathematics, asks David Acheson? The truth, he says, is that most of them have never been anywhere near it, and that mathematicians could do more to change this perception  perhaps by emphasising the element of surprise that so often accompanies mathematics at its best.
