HistorySTM March Madness Round 1 Results

Here are the results for HistorySTM March Madness Round 1. The question for Round 1 was:
Whom would you most like to have coffee with?

A number of these results surprised me, e.g., al-Nafis over Aurillac. Seriously, I would love to talk to somebody who had an animated brazen head. That he was a pope makes it all the more interesting. And Pythagoras over Aldrovandi? I didn’t suspect some of the contests to be so close, especially the Boyle Pliny match-up. While Boyle might be the more obvious person, I suspect he’d be dull over coffee. Pliny, by contrast, would I imagine be hilarious. In any case, here’s how the first round ended.

Arithmetica

  • Galileo over Lavoisier by 4
  • Cunitz over Grosseteste by 4
  • Cavendish over Descartes by 16
  • al-Kindi over Boethius by 10
  • Brahe over Franklin by 4
  • Archimedes over Hippocrates by 17
  • Merian over Oresme by 3
  • Einstein over Bacon by 3

Astronomia

  • Copernicus over Riccioli by 19
  • Hypatia over Peuerbach by 13
  • Regiomontanus over C. Herschel by 2
  • Meitner over Eudoxus by 12
  • Ptolemy over Abu Mashar by 9
  • al-Haytham over Wittich by 8
  • Sacrobosco over Kirch by 1
  • du Châtelet over al-Biruni by 11

Geometria

  • Newton over Seville by 4
  • Euclid over Noether by 6
  • Magnus over Eratosthenes by 2
  • Vesalius over Avicenna by 2
  • Pliny over Boyle by 1
  • Bassi over ibn Ishaq by 7
  • Dee over Becher by 18
  • Darwin over von Humboldt by 4

Musica

  • Curie over Averroes by 13
  • Trismegistus over Galen by 11
  • Gilbert over Harvey by 6
  • Pythagoras over Aldrovandi by 12
  • al-Nafis over Aurillac by 18
  • W. Herschel over Ray by 17
  • Lovelace over Priestly by 2
  • Kepler over Cremona by 27