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