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But I'm curious, what is the most complex, difficult, and advanced level of mathematics that exists?

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But I'm curious, what is the most complex, difficult, and advanced level of mathematics that exists?

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Honestly your question is pretty meaningless. Different areas of math are difficult to different people.

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- the classification of all simple groups: it's a staggering 10000 pages long and it would take a professional mathematician many years to fully understand the proof.

- the proof of Fermat's last theorem: it would surprise me if there were more than 100 people in this world who understand it

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I don't know about that, here are a couple books that explain it, & with plenty of references to build up the background:- the proof of Fermat's last theorem: it would surprise me if there were more than 100 people in this world who understand it

http://books.google.ca/books?id=W1Nso5E6G3YC

http://books.google.ca/books?id=Va-quzVwtMsC

If there are still so few people who understand it, it's only because so few bother to try. I bet a lot of grad students could understand it at this point.