From a review of Ian Stewart’s *The Great Mathematical Problems*, by Thomas Quinn in the *Big Issue*:

What is Fermat’s Last Theorem? If I told you, you wouldn’t believe me. But unravelling it, proving it to be true, that was enough to move one mathematician to tears. All that thinking, you see – it’s emotional.

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## About Peter Cameron

I count all the things that need to be counted.

τὰ δὲ μοι παθήματα ἐόντα ἀχάριτα μαθήματα γέγονε.

Croesus, addressing Cyrus, says, “My sufferings, though painful, have been my lessons” (Herodotus,

Histories1.207).