Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Google Doodle remembers Pierre de Fermat

Happy 410th Birthday Pierre de Fermat!

Fermat's Last Theorem states that an + bn  cn     ,when n > 2.  Fermat's fame grew because he had scribbled the theorem in a book margin and never provided the proof (stating it was too large to fit on the page).  After 4 centuries, the proof was eventually published in 1995 by Sir Andrew Wiles.

Kudos to Google for spotlighting Pierre de Fermat, however it would be great to introduce the world to some current mathematicians and their research.  How 'bout it Google?    :)

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