Andrew John Wiles, born 1953 is a professor at Princeton University. He earned his B A from Oxford University (1974) and PhD from Cambridge University, UK (1979). Following in the footsteps of his father, Professor Wiles went on to become an assistant professor at Harvard University. In 1982 he became a lecturer at the Institute for Advanced Studies and professor of mathematics at Princeton. In 1994 Professor Wiles was appointed Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics at Princeton.
He astonished the world’s mathematical community in 1994 when he unveiled his solution to Fermat’s Last Theorem. In 1996 he was awarded the Common Wealth Award for Science and Invention, and elected as a foreign member to the National Academy of Sciences of the United States.