Sunday, 2 February 2014

The creative mind

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Today I rewatched one of my favourite-ever documentaries - the 1996 BBC Horizon episode of Fermat's Last Theorem which recounts the marvelous, inspiring story of the English mathematician Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7FnXgprKgSE

What I get from this program is a sense of how Andrew Wiles worked during the seven years of total secrecy while he focused intensely on the problem.


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