Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Figuring it All Out, 350 Years Later: Review of `The Proof'," by Walter Goodman. New York Times, 27 October 1997.

This brief article reviews the documentary "The Proof," which describes Andrew Wiles' solution to what is arguably the world's most famous mathematics problem, Fermat's Last Theorem. "You don't have to be mathematically literate to come away from this documentary with an appreciation" of Wiles' work, the reviewer writes.

--- Allyn Jackson