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ABOUT HYPATIA
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The full story of Hypatia is unknown. It is believed that she has existed since the universe was in its infancy. Hypatia has managed to live for millions of years because she can control time. It is said that she had difficult controlling her power and is now trapped in a time bubble waiting to be freed.

Hypatia has the ability to affect the flow of time.
Augusta Ada King
Born: 350
Died: 370-415
Occupation: Mathematician
Nationality: Greek, Egyptian

Hypatia was an astronomer, and mathematician. She lived in Egypt and was one of the first female mathematicians whose life is recorded. During her time, she was one of the most important mathematicians and astronomers. She made astrolabes and hydrometers.

Hypatia was murdered by a Christian mob who claimed she was a witch.
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  1. Hypatia is one of the earliest known female astronomers.
  2. She did a lot of exercise, she rowed, swam and frequently went horseback riding.
  3. Hypatia did not wear the usual women's clothing of the time, she wore a scholars gown.
  4. Hypatia taught and wrote books on math, philosophy, and astronomy.
  5. Hypatia was trained as a mathematician and taught to become a great speaker.
  6. She was loved and admired by her students and people came from all over the world to hear her lectures.

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Hypatia features in our signature card game, Top Quarkz. The game supports development of maths, literacy and decision making skills all while learning about some of the most impressive scientific discoveries throughout history.

We've explained the drawing and her playing card below so you can learn more about both her superhero and her real-life identity.
THE DRAWING EXPLAINED
Hypatia has the ability to affect the flow of time.
In the background of her drawing you will find the lighthouse of Alexandria.
Pinned to her chest is an Astrolabe. Hypatia is known to have constructed Astrolabes.
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Hypatia edited and corrected Book III of Ptolemy's Almagest, A 2nd-century Greek-language mathematical and astronomical treatise.
Hypatia was born in Alexandria, a province of Egypt, in 350 AD.
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Hypatia's father mentions the name Epiphanius in an old text. Some scholars believe this may be the name of Hypatia's brother.
Hypatia never married and it is said when one man tried to court she tried to discourage him by playing a lyre!
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Top Quarkz Card Explained
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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
What Do Mathematicians Do?
A mathematician is someone who uses their knowledge of mathematics to solve mathematical problems. Mathematics is concerned with numbers, data, quantity, structure, space, models, and change. Mathematics includes the study of such topics as algebra and geometry.
What were Astrolabes for?
Join a curator from the British Museum to learn more about Astrolabes and how they were used.
What's the Library of Alexandria?
2,300 years ago, the rulers of Alexandria set out to to collect all the knowledge in the world under one roof: The Library of Alexandria.
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What are Conic Sections?
Some types of curves that we see everyday have a common. connection. They are obtained by intersecting the surface of a cone with a plane and so are called Conic sections or Conics.
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