# Andrew J. Wiles

Wolf Prize Laureate in Mathematics 1995/6

The Prize Committee for Mathematics has unanimously decided that the Prize for 1995/6 be jointly awarded to: Andrew J. Wiles and Robert P. Langlands.

**Andrew J. Wiles**

**Princeton University**

**Princeton, New Jersey, USA**

“for spectacular contributions to number theory and related fields, major advances on undamental conjectures, and for settling Fermat’s last theorem.”

Andrew J. Wiles has made spectacular contributions toward the resolution of long standing fundamental problems in number theory by introducing profound and novel methods. The problems that he has addressed on his own and jointly with others include; the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjectures, the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory, and the Shimura-Taniyama-Weil conjecture. His work, to date, culminated in the proof of the celebrated Fermat’s last theorem. This problem is responsible for shaping much of number theory in the last two centuries.