Andrew Wiles 
Sir Andrew Wiles  

Wiles at the 61st birthday conference for  
Born  Andrew John Wiles 11 April 1953 ^{[1]} 
Nationality  British 
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Known for  Proving the Proving the 
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Scientific career  
Fields  Mathematics 
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Reciprocity Laws and the Conjecture of Birch and SwinnertonDyer (1979)  
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Sir Andrew John Wiles
Wiles was born on 11 April ^{[8]} 1953 in
Wiles states that he came across Fermat's Last Theorem on his way home from school when he was 10 years old. He stopped at his local library where he found a book about the theorem.^{[10]} Fascinated by the existence of a theorem that was so easy to state that he, a tenyearold, could understand it, but that no one had proven, he decided to be the first person to prove it. However, he soon realised that his knowledge was too limited, so he abandoned his childhood dream, until it was brought back to his attention at the age of 33 by