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Two Oxford Mathematicians, Andrew Wiles and Marc Lackenby, have received Basic Science and Frontiers of Science awards.

Andrew receives a Basic Science Lifetime Award both for his famous proving of Fermat's Last Theorem and its subsequent influence on the development of the field, and for the inspiration he has provided to many aspiring mathematicians.

Marc receives a Frontiers of Science award for his paper 'A polynomial upper bound on Reidemeister moves' published in the Annals of Mathematics. Marc's expertise lies in low-dimensional topology and group theory. His paper resolved a longstanding open problem in knot theory.

The awards will be presented at the 2024 International Congress of Basic Science which takes place in Beijing, China, next week.

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