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Google Doodle

Some people are simply genius. Here’s today Google Doodle.

Google Doodle 17/08/2011 - Fermat

The Doodle is dedicated to Pierre De Fermat, French mathematician, whose last and probably most famous intuition is know as “Fermat’s Last Theorem”. To make the long story short, “Fermat’s Last Theorem states that no three positive integers ab, and can satisfy the equation an + bn = cn for any integer value of n greater than two” (source: Wikipedia). Exactly what you find in the board on the Doodle.

I can hear you all say: “So what?”. Here comes the anecdote. It was 1637 when Fermat wrote his Last Theorem in the margin of his own copy of Diophantus’ Arithmetica.

It is impossible to separate a cube into two cubes, or a fourth power into two fourth powers, or in general, any power higher than the second, into two like powers. I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this margin is too narrow to contain.

And therefore today’s Doodle goes like: “I have discovered a truly marvelous proof of this, which this Doodle is too narrow to contain”. I’m sorry if you can’t get it, but this is genius!