“Only once before in our history was there the promise of a brilliant scientific civilization. Beneficiary of the Ionian Awakening, it had its citadel at the Library of Alexandria, where 2,000 years ago the best minds of antiquity established the foundations for the systematic study of mathematics, physics, biology, astronomy, literature, geography and medicine. We build on those foundations still.”
It’s a tribute to Hypatia, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt, in the IV-th century after Christ. She was the first woman philosopher,mathematician and astronomer, victim of religion fundamentalism and a martyr of free thought.