Sir Andrew J. Wiles, KBE. British mathematician (1953-)
Shield : Argent, two fasces Gules, each charged with three crosses crosslet fitchy Or.
FRS 1989, Knighted in 2000. Abel Prize 2016.
Crest : On a wreath of the colors, an ostrich feather Gules between two feathers Argent, .
Mantlings : Gules and Argent.
Wiles worked secretly on a proof of Fermat's last theorem
for seven years before offering it for publication in 1993.
A flaw discovered by Nick Katz
required new insights and
the collaboration of Richard Taylor.
By resolving the issue
on 1994-09-19, Andrew Wiles
achieved worldwide fame!
Bridges to FLT
Clay Math 2001
Abel prize 2016.
- Sir Andrew John Wiles (1953-04-11, Cambridge)
- Son of Maurice Frank Wiles (1923-10-17 / 2005-06-03) & Patricia Wiles (Moull).
- Son of Harold Herbert Wiles (1892 / 1965) & Stella Wiles (Wilkinson).