Machig Labdrön (Tibetan: མ་གཅིག་ལབ་སྒྲོན་, Wylie: Ma-gcig Lab-sgron, English translation: Unique Mother Torch of Lab) (1055 - 1149) was a renowned 11th-century Tibetan Tantric Buddhist practitioner and teacher.
Laurie Anderson was born June 5, 1947 in Wayne, Illinois. One of her early performance art pieces was Automotive (1972), for which she orchestrated car horns. In Duets on Ice, another early piece, she wore ice skates frozen in blocks of ice; she then proceeded to play a duet with herself on an altered violin. To support her work in performance art, she freelanced as an interviewer and art critic.
Hypatia of Alexandria was a philosopher, mathematician, and a great teacher who lived in Alexandria. Daughter of Theon, the last fellow of the Library of Alexandria, Hypatia surpassed her father in very young age. Driven by the passion for knowledge she stood for freedom and spirit of scientific enquiry. Spreading of knowledge was important for her. She went around the city talking to people, discussed with other scholers, and took students from many parts of the country.
Noam Chomsky Born in Philadelphia on December 7, 1928, Noam Chomsky was an intellectual prodigy who went on to earn a PhD in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. Since 1955, he has been a professor at MIT and has produced groundbreaking, controversial theories on human linguistic capacity. Chomsky is widely published, both on topics in his field and on issues of dissent and U.S. foreign policy.