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Andrew Wiles
April 11, 1953 -
Nationality: English
Category: Mathematician
Subcategory: English Mathematician

I grew up in Cambridge in England, and my love of mathematics dates from those early childhood days.


The only way I could relax was when I was with my children.


Just because we can't find a solution it doesn't mean that there isn't one.


That particular odyssey is now over. My mind is now at rest.


We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew a lot of us into mathematics. But perhaps that's always the way with math problems, and we just have to find new ones to capture our attention.


I really believed that I was on the right track, but that did not mean that I would necessarily reach my goal.


I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of achievement again, but nothing will mean the same to me - there's no other problem in mathematics that could hold me the way that this one did.


I hope that seeing the excitement of solving this problem will make young mathematicians realize that there are lots and lots of other problems in mathematics which are going to be just as challenging in the future.


I loved doing problems in school.


I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof.


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