A great interview with Simon Singh about Fermat’s Last Theorem, hosted by Numberphile. Simon talks about the life of Fermat, his works, and his theorems, focusing on his most famous one: that no three positive integers x, y, and z can satisfy the equation xn + yn = zn for any integer value of value of n greater than 2. He also talks about Andrew Wiles, and his quest to prove the equation. It’s a fascinating story.
A problem worthy of attack proves its worth by fighting back. Onwards!