Solving the unsolvable Problem
Who is the individual who solved the most puzzling,
I know this sounds vague, but some co-workers insist there was some
question that had stumped mathemeticians throughout the ages and
was recently solved. Does this ring a bell?
Probably you're thinking of the proof of Fermat's last theorem.
See http://sciencenews.org/sn_arc99/11_20_99/mathland.htm and
Other recent proofs involve the honeycomb conjecture
Kepler's sphere-packing conjecture
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Update: June 2012