## About

British mathematician who became an expert in number theory and famously proved Fermat's Last Theorem. He was given the Wolf Prize in 1995 and the Royal Meal in 1996.

## Before Fame

He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, and at Clare College, Cambridge.

## Trivia

His name was given to an asteroid (9999 Wiles) in 1999.

## Family Life

His father, Maurice Frank Wiles, was a Professor of Divinity at the University of Oxford.

## Associated With

He and fellow mathematician, Harold Edwards, both studied Fermat's Last Theorem.