Mathematicians Of The Day

24th October

On this day in 1994, Andrew Wiles submitted a paper which finally proved Fermat's Last Theorem. It was published in May 1995. See THIS LINK.

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Quotation of the day

From Tycho Brahe
Now it is quite clear to me that there are no solid spheres in the heavens, and those that have been devised by authors to save the appearances, exist only in their imagination, for the purpose of permitting the mind to conceive the motion which the heavenly bodies trace in their courses.
Quoted in A L Mackay, Dictionary of Scientific Quotations (London 1994)