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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

"I Think I'll Stop Here"

Andrew Wiles

Sunday (June 23rd) was the 20th anniversary of Andrew Wiles' 3rd talk at Cambridge's Isaac Newton Institute wherein he ended with "I think I'll stop here," to wild applause, having just finished a proof of Fermat's Last Theorem (to be later modified/patched). Plus.maths.org were among those on the Web noting the anniversary:

http://plus.maths.org/content/very-old-problem-turns-20

 I've previously linked to this beautiful, moving 50-minute documentary/tribute to Wiles' accomplishment by BBC's Horizon show... if you've never seen it before make time for it... THAT'S an order! ;-) (...coincidentally, this documentary was done by Simon Singh, subject of yesterday's post.)




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