The BBC, a long time ago, published an interview with the great British artist Edward Burra. https://vimeo.com/20763625. I have always loved his paintings of the Spanish civil war and its aftermath, his adventures in Paris and Parisian culture, and his lamentation of the destruction of the English country side. Most of his paintings are housed over in the Tate in London. Some have made their way to the US in exhibitions.
Cornell has published a series of Mathematical Biographies of a number of famous mathematicians. When I do history portions of my classes I have often referred here. It is worth a scroll for your favorites. Check out Krylov for instance.
Mechanical Engineers use \(y\) as a coordinate axis at the ground pointing towards the sky. Dissimilar, Aerospace Engineers use \(y\) as a coordinate fixed to a flight-vehicle pointing towards the Earth. This is why Mechanical Engineers have their feet on the ground, and Aerospace Engineers have their heads above the clouds.
Wernher Von Braun once said that we have invented rockets, not to destroy our planet, but to explore the universe. Similarly, we may say that we have discovered thermonuclear energy, not to destroy our planet, but to advance mankind toward a peaceful, galactic culture.Friedwardt Winterberg