Andrew Wiles documentary

Tuesday 8 May 2012

I just watched "Fermat's Last Theorem" (1996, 48 min) a BBC documentary made by Simon Singh and John Lynch about the mathematician Andrew Wiles' discovery of a proof for Fermat's conjecture from 1637. Being able to watch documentaries online from decades ago is absolutely wonderfull!

The documentary is well worth watching even if, like myself you can't follow the mathematics. The opening scene is of Wiles holding back tears ...

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