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If You Could Bring Any Scientist from the Past into Present Day, Who Would It be and Why?

We're curious which scientist you'd bring to present-day for that next dinner party.

Albert Einstein photo by Ferdinand Schmutzer via Wikimedia Commons

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.”

“Nikola Tesla”

“Leonardo da Vinci”


“Albert Einstein”

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