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Andrew Wiles is a British mathematician. He was born in April 11, 1953 in Cambridge, England. Growing up, Andrew was interested in math. He would create math problems for himself to solve. He would also grow up to be a huge success. He is a Royal Society Research Professor (RSRP) at the University of Oxford. He specialised in number theory. Fermat’s Last Theorem was a math problem that hasn’t been solved for over 300 years. Even though Andrew Wiles was only 10 years old at the time, he thought this problem would be easy to solve. He ended up not being able to solve it which led him to give up. He gave up on finding proof so that he could focus on learning more to help him solve it later in his lifetime. Andrew Wiles, at the age of 30, felt like his education was excellent enough to work on Fermat’s Last Theorem once again. For years, he tried his best to figure out what the final answer was for this problem. He presented his work to the public in 1993, but a few months later, sadly, there was an error found in his work. Andrew Wiles worked hard to figure out what his error was. In September of 194, he found out what his error was, completed his work, and published it in the Annals of Mathematics. What’s so incredible is that the most famous mathematicians in the world couldn’t figure out any errors within his work, making it extremely famous and important to math today. Fermat’s last theorem states that no three positive integers (a, b, and c) satisfy the equation a? + b? = c? for any integer value of n greater than 2. For three centuries, mathematicians tried and failed to solve this equation, but couldn’t. That’s why Andrew Wiles’s success in finding it was a major achievement. This is why he earned multiple awards. Andrew Wiles has earned awards such as the Abel Prize, Royal Medal, Wolf Prize in Mathematics, Clay Research Award, Fermat Prize, MacArthur Fellowship, Order of The British Empire, Ostrowski Prize, The Shaw Prize in Mathematical Science, Rolf Schock Prize in Mathematics and much more.