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A Marvelous Proof

by Fernando Q. Gouvêa

Year of Award: 1995


Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 101, 1994, pp. 203-222


Summary:  An introduction to the concepts behind Andrew Wiles’ proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem.


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About the Author: (from the Notices of the AMS, Nov. 1995) Fernando Q. Gouvêa was born in Brazil.  He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987, working under Barry Mazur. Since then, he has taught at the University of São Paulo, at the Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, and at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where he is currently associate professor.


Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, September 23, 2008