Sir Andrew John Wiles KBE FRS is a British mathematician and a Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, specialising in number theory. source

Some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or so, and...

There's also a sense of freedom. I was so obsessed by this problem that I was...

The greatest problem for mathematicians now is probably the Riemann Hypothesis.

I'm sure that some of them will be very hard and I'll have a sense of...

It could be that the methods needed to take the next step may simply be...

The only way I could relax was when I was with my children.

Then when I reached college I realized that many people had thought about the...

That particular odyssey is now over. My mind is now at rest.

I was so obsessed by this problem that I was thinking about it all the time -...

I know it's a rare privilege, but if one can really tackle something in adult...

Always try the problem that matters most to you.

However impenetrable it seems, if you don't try it, then you can never do it.

We've lost something that's been with us for so long, and something that drew...

I don't believe Fermat had a proof. I think he fooled himself into thinking...

Perhaps the methods I needed to complete the proof would not be invented for...

I really believed that I was on the right track, but that did not mean that I...

I tried to fit it in with some previous broad conceptual understanding of...

I realized that anything to do with Fermat's Last Theorem generates too much...

It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting...

Pure mathematicians just love to try unsolved problems - they love a challenge.

Well, some mathematics problems look simple, and you try them for a year or...

There are proofs that date back to the Greeks that are still valid today.

Fermat said he had a proof.

Mathematicians aren't satisfied because they know there are no solutions up...

But the best problem I ever found, I found in my local public library.

There is no sense in making statements that will not continue to be true after they are made.