The WID community gathers daily at 3 p.m. to take a break, caffeinate and converse. Buzz Tea @ 3 is a monthly series that gathers perspectives on different topics focused on ideas and research. The institute’s Twitter followers can also chime in by replying to @WIDiscovery, posting on its Facebook page or emailing us.
Responses from Facebook
“From the classical times: Plato – a great philosopher and mathematician, and Pythagoras – many probably know him as a mathematician, also a philosopher.
Others: Newton, Dirac and Schrodinger – do they really need an introduction?”
Responses from Tea
“Archimedes (because he was) ahead of his time.”
“Michelangelo — he was an Italian, artist and scientist.”
“Alan Turing, because he was cool.”
“Leonardo da Vinci”