Edgar Escultura Rides Again
Posted by Dan Draney on August 29, 2005
We’ve probably already spent too much time and effort on the story of Prof. Escultura, but somehow we just can’t stop ourselves. Longtime readers will remember Escultura’s claim to have refuted the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem advanced by Andrew Wiles of Princeton. Our most recent post on the Escultura Affair ended with him claiming a nomination for the Nobel Prize based entirely on an anonymous entry in his “guess book.”
Roy Choco at Random Thoughts has an update. Briefly, Escultura has now decided that the previous messages that convinced him the Nobel nomination was a hoax are a hoax.