[Beowulf] The recently solved Lie Group problem E8

Robert G. Brown rgb at phy.duke.edu
Thu Mar 22 15:12:49 EDT 2007


On Thu, 22 Mar 2007, Peter St. John wrote:

> First, a picky but pertinent point: Fermat's Last Theorem wasn't done by
> machine. It was Andrew Wiles, at Princeton. The story is that he broke up a

There are computer efforts along these lines, though:

   http://www.cs.rug.nl/~wim/fermat/wilesEnglish.html#a5

and it was my understanding that part of the exploration that led to the
result involved computation.  Perhaps I am mistaken.

    rgb

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