Andrew Wiles, Eugene Higgins Professor of Mathematics, received a special tribute from the International Mathematical Union on August 18.

Because he was just past 40 when he completed his final proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, Wiles was not eligible for the Fields Medal, the highest honor in mathematics, which is awarded once every four years to mathematicians 40 and younger. So the IMU awarded him its first-ever silver plaque at this year's congress in Berlin.

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