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Math Hermit

A mathematician who cuts himself off from the outside world on his off days to work on an unsolved problemÃ¢ÂÂan

elegant proof will almost guarantee him mathematical fame or immortality.

Prof. Wiles was a math hermit for seven-odd years, secretly working on the proof of Fermat’s Last TheoremÃ¢ÂÂa generalized version of Pythagorean theorem.

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