
original drawings by California artist Roger Ferragallo of the following great figures in the history of science and mathematics
QUEENS
MARIA GAETANA AGNESI (17181799)
(Queen of ANDs)
Agnesi, perhaps the first woman professor of mathematics, wrote in 1748 the oldest surviving mathematics book by a woman.
SOPHIE GERMAIN (17761831)
(Queen of NOTs)
Germaine, a brilliant mathematician, wrote under the male pseudonym of LeBlanc. She is famous for her work in the theory of numbers.
LADY ADA LOVELACE (18151852)
(Queen of BYTEs)
Lovelace was the first computer programmer in history because of her work with Babbage's "Analytic Engine."
MARY FAIRFAX SOMERVILLE (17801872)
(Queen of ORs)
Somerville's important "Mechanisms of the Heavens" was the best textbook on Laplace's astronomy and mathematics for over 100 years.
KINGS
CHARLES BABBAGE (17921871)
(King of BYTEs)
The basic concepts of all modern computers are derived from Babbage's invention of his Analytic Engine that was programmable by punched code.
GEORGE BOOLE (18151864)
(King of ANDs)
His Boolean algebra, basic to all computers, was the main inspiration for ZByte cards.
GOTTFRIED WILHELM LEIBNIZ (16461716)
(King of ORs)
Leibniz, one of the inventors of calculus and binary math, also attempted to reduce reasoning to a form of symbolic logic.
BLAISE PASCAL (16231662)
(King of NOTs)
Famous for his "mystic hexagon theorem, Pascal also invented a digital calculator and was one of the founders of modern probability theory.
JACKS
Future robots and androids of glass and silicon, to be named.
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