You may recognize the name Archimedes, but unless you are a historian or a mathematician you’re unlikely to know why you should care about him or his discoveries. Archimedes was a toga-wearing Greek mathematician, born in 287 B.C., over two millennium ago. He was chosen by as one of their “most famous scientists.” His …

Georges Bizet

Georges Bizet, (1838-1875) was a French pianist and composer. A musical child prodigy his opera Carmen premiered right before his death in 1875 and is now performed all over the world. Illustration by Kathleen McGuinness. Visit her watercolor portraits. Georges Bizet T-shirts available on for only $19.95