A prize of German marks offered for the first valid proof of Fermat's last theorem (Ball and Coxeter 1987, p. 72; Barner 1997; Hoffman 1998, pp. 193-194 and 199). The prize was collected by Andrew Wiles after his successful proof of the theorem in the years 1993-1995.

# Wolfskehl Prize

## See also

Fermat's Last Theorem, Mathematics Prizes## Explore with Wolfram|Alpha

## References

Ball, W. W. R. and Coxeter, H. S. M.*Mathematical Recreations and Essays, 13th ed.*New York: Dover, pp. 69-73, 1987.Barner, K. "Paul Wolfskehl and the Wolfskehl Prize."

*Not. Amer. Math. Soc.*

**44**, 1294-1303, 1997.Hoffman, P.

*The Man Who Loved Only Numbers: The Story of Paul Erdős and the Search for Mathematical Truth.*New York: Hyperion, pp. 193-199, 1998.

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