Published On: Thu, Mar 17th, 2016

2016 Abel Prize goes to British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles

British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles on 15th March 2016 was named as the winner of the 2016 Abel Prize by the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters in Oslo. British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles won the prize for solving a 300 year old mystery surrounding Fermat’s last theorem which was formulated by French mathematician Pierre De Format in 1637.British Mathematician  Sir Andrew Wiles received the prize worth $500,000(Rs.4.7 crore) from crown Prince Haakon of Norway at Ceremony in Oslo

British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles

Abel Prize goes to British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles

About Sir Andrew Wiles

British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles is a Royal Society  Research Professor at the University Oxford, specializing in number theory. From 1980 to 1990 Andrew Wiles was Royal Society Researcher at Oxford University. He again joined Oxford in 2011.

About Fermat’s Last Theorem

  • In the last theorem, British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles states that  no three positive integers a,b,c satisfy the equation an+bn=cn for any integer value of n greater than 2. The cases n=1,n=2 having infinitely many solutions.
  • As we told the theorem was firstly conjectured by Fermat in 1637.
  • It is among the most notable theorems and it was in Guinness Book of World Record as the most difficult mathematics problem

British Mathematician Sir Andrew Wiles

About Abel Prize

  • Abel  prize is Norwegian prize awarded annually by the Government of the Norwegian for outstanding performances of mathematics.
  • It is named after Norwegian mathematician Niels Henrik Abel.
  • The Abel prize is described as the mathematician’s

Nobel Prize

  • The award was established in 2001 by Norwegian government.
  • Andrew Wiles said that it was great honor to receive Abel Prize. Fermat’s equation was his passion from early age, and solving it give him relax.
  • Sir Andrew Wile said it has always been my hope that my solutions   in this age may inspire the young people to take up mathematics and to work on the many challenges.

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