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It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be beyond present day mathematics. Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for a hundred years.
Andrew Wiles
Mathematics
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Day
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Step
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.
Andrew Wiles
Mathematics
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Achievement
,
Me
The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis.
Andrew Wiles
Greatest
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Problem
,
Now
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.
Andrew Wiles
Time
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Morning
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Freedom
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. There's no reason why these problems shouldn't be easy, and yet they turn out to be extremely intricate.
Andrew Wiles
Mathematics
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Simple
,
Year
Biography
Nationality:
English
Type:
Mathematician
Born:
April 11
, 1953
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