Andrew Wiles was a British mathematician who made significant contributions to the field of number theory. Wiles is best known for his work on Fermat’s Last Theorem, which he proved in his 1995 paper “Modular Elliptic Curves and Fermat’s Last Theorem.”
Wiles was born in 1953 in Cambridge, England. He attended the University of Oxford, where he studied mathematics. Wiles graduated from the school in 1974 with a degree in mathematics.
Wiles made significant contributions to the field of number theory. In 1986, he published his work on the Shimura-Taniyama conjecture, which showed that every elliptic curve is modular. Wiles also made important contributions to the field of optics.
Wiles died in 2016 in Oxford, England. In 2017, he was posthumously awarded the Copley Medal.