Some links to websites that discuss Fermat's Last Theorem.
History of Fermat's last theorem (5 paper pages) Part of a large
history of math site run ourt of St. Andrews Univisersity in
It is also the source for the biographies and pictures of mathematicians linked to elsewhere on this page.
Wikipedia article on Fermat's Last Theorem Lots of historical
- Fermat's Last
Theorem by David Shay (11 pages) A more detailed historical
New York Times article of June 24, 1993 This appeared on the front
page and was how I first heard about Wiles' solution to the
Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem by R. Taylor and A. Wiles (pdf file, 4
pages) This is an article by Gerd Faltings (who won the Fields
Medal in 1986 for closely related work) that appeared in the Notices of the
AMS in 1995.
Fermat's Last Theorem -- From MathWorld (6 pages) Short article
with extensive bibliography.
- NOVA Online | The
Proof Link to a PBS program that aired in 1997. Includes an 8-page
article on Sophie
Germain, "Math's Hidden Woman." Its assertion that she stopped
working on FLT after 1808 is incorrect. She did work on it and made
some important discoveries that were never published. This will be
the subject of a book by David
Finding Buried Treasure in Beautiful Mathematics New York Times
Review of FERMAT'S
LAST THEOREM Unlocking the Secret of an Ancient Mathematical
Problem by Amir D. Aczel
- Fermat's Last Theorem (Andrew Wiles) 10 minute video
Last Theorem - The Theorem and Its Proof: An Exploration of Issues and
Ideas (July 28, 1993) 98 minute video discussion of FLT from the
MSRI archive. This
is a long download, be patient. It was recorded in July, 1993, just a
few weeks after Wiles' proof was first announced. The event in
question was a sold out performance at the Exploratorium in San