The London Mathematical Society (LMS) congratulates Sir Andrew Wiles KBE FRS on his award of the Royal Society Copley Medal, the world's oldest scientific prize. He receives the award for proving Fermat’s Last Theorem and joins a list of winners including Charles Darwin, Humphrey Davy and Albert Einstein. Sir Andrew was also awarded the Abel Prize in 2016 and was an LMS Junior Whitehead Prize winner in 1988.
The Copley Medal was first awarded by the Royal Society in 1731, 170 years before the first Nobel Prize, and is awarded for outstanding achievements in scientific research.
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Submitted by John Johnston on 25 May, 2017 17:00