Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Another Google Doodle

Pierre de Fermat is being celebrated by Google today.

He is known for Fermat's Last Theorem, which consists of a deceptively simple-looking formula famously scrawled in a book's margin, where he claimed the proof was too large to fit.

So who cares?

Well, for FOUR centuries, people have attempted to solve and prove the formula, until finally the publication of a successful proof came out in 1995 by a "Sir Andrew Wiles", a Royal Society Research Professor at Oxford.

Talk about a long lasting troll.

For anyone interested, Fermat's Last Theorem states that no three positive integers a, b, and c can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two.

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