Andrew Wiles Quotes

32 Andrew Wiles quotes:

"The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis."
"The only way I could relax was when I was with my children."
"Then when I reached college I realized that many people had thought about the problem during the 18th and 19th centuries and so I studied those methods."
"There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today."
"There's also a sense of freedom. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about if all the time - when I woke up in the morning, when I went to sleep at night, and that went on for eight years."
"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."
"Well, some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and then you try them for a hundred years, and it turns out that they're extremely hard to solve."
"That particular odyssey is now over. My mind is now at rest."
"Fermat said he had a proof."
"I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking he had a proof."
"Always try the problem that matters most to you."
"But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library."

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