Picture of Archimedes
Corbis-Bettmann. From photograph of sculpture in the National Museum, Naples.
Archimedes was a Greek mathematician and engineer who lived between 287-212 B.C. His greatest contributions are in the field of geometry, where he did much work with circles and their properties.
Legend has it that Archimedes discovered a famous theory while taking
a bath. He was so excited that he ran naked through the streets of
Syracuse shouting "Eureka, eureka (I have found it)!".
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