Our Daily Story #2: The man who cracked FLT

Follow up with the story #1 on FLT (Fermat’s Last Theorem),  it was finally cracked 358 years later in 1994 by a British mathematician Professor Andrew Wiles in Cambridge.
The proof of FLT is itself another exciting story, a 7-year lonely task on the attic top of his Cambridge house, nobody in the world knew anything about it, until the very day when Prof Wiles gave a seemingly unrelated lecture which ended with his announcement: FLT is finally proved. The whole world was shocked!

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiles%27_proof_of_Fermat%27s_Last_Theorem

Part 1/5 Andrew Wiles and FLT Proof:

(Part 2 – 5 to follow from YouTube)

Speech at IMO by Andrew Wiles:

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