I was born circa 580 B.C. on the island of Samos. In youth, I studied astronomy, theology, geometry under Egyptian priests, but upon return from Egypt, I found Samos had been undertaken by a dictatorship. I then traveled with my supporters to Crotona in southern Italy. Here, I've founded my own school that focuses on higher studies in mathematics, astronomy, music, metaphysics, and polydaemonistic theology.
The school has made some stir in town by what some call "controversial" practices (we allow the admission of women, we have a strict daily regimen of activities, we practice non-possession by sharing unreservedly all the necessities of living).
Most recognize me for my infamous theorum, but my interest in mathematics goes far beyond this: Mathematics for 'its own sake', as it were. Mathematics, philosophy, and religion are inseperable. For the study of mathematics can convert the soul from the world of the senses to the contemplation of the eternal.
Who I'd like to meet:
Archimedes, Bertrand Russell, Euclid, Plato of Collytus, Sir Isaac Newton, Zhao Shuang (Jun Qing), Blaise Pascal, Diogenes Laertius, John Forbes Nash Jr., Alan Turing, Kurt Friedrich Gödel, Johann Radon Archytas of Tarentum, René du Perron Descartes, Hypathia of Alexandria, Claudius Ptolemy, John Napier, Eratosthenes of Cyrene, Albert Einstein, Galileo Galilei, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Leo the Mathematician, Aristotle, Leonardo DaVinci, Thales of Miletus, Georg Simon Ohm, Martin Ohm, Charles Babbage, Apastamba, Anaximander of Miletus, William of Ockham, William Buckley, Anaximenes of Miletus, Cleostratus of Tenedos, Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, Zeno of Elea, Karl Friedrich Geiser, Francis Bacon, Hippocrates of Chios, Friedrich Engel, Hippias of Elis, George Berkeley, Theodorus of Cyrene, Socrates of Alopece, Maurits Cornelius Escher, John Frederick William Herschel, Philolaus of Croton, Friedrich Ludwig Gottlob Frege, Karl Marx, Stephen William Hawking, Theodore Kaczynski, Democritus of Abdera, Rod Serling, Carl Sagan, and Dr. Spock (the Vulcan, not the baby care author).