Google pays tribute to 'Fermat's Last Theorem'August 17, 2011 in Technology / Internet
Google paid tribute on Wednesday to 17th century French mathematician Pierre de Fermat, transforming its celebrated homepage logo into a blackboard featuring "Fermat's Last Theorem."
In the margin of a book, Fermat wrote that he had found a "truly marvelous proof" to the math puzzle but the margin was too narrow for him to write it out.
When scrolled over with a mouse, the Google doodle echoes Fermat's famous words saying: "I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this theorem, which this doodle is too small to contain."
Fermat's Last Theorem was finally solved by a British mathematician in the 1990s.
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