Google in remembrance of Stephen Hawking’s 80th birthday created a special animated Doodle. The two-and-a-half-minute-long video in the physicist’s own computer-generated voice details his contributions to the world and illustrates the battle with neurodegenerative disease.
Google Doodle gives millions of google users a peek into the cosmologist life journey through a dedicated post. By Clicking on the Doddle will lead the users to the post.
Stephen Hawking became widely known for strong views of black holes and the Big Bang, is the most identifiable scientist of our times and has an iconic stature. In additions to his contributions to modern physics, his best-selling books made the his theory and work widely accessible to millions of readers across the globe.
Stephen William Hawking was born in 1942 in Oxford, England. The video further shows how he discovered and told the greatest mysteries of the cosmos despite being affected by a neurodegenerative disease at the age of 21.
Stephan Hawking iconic work continues to be remembered with greatness – watch the animated google doodle here
In 1965, Hawking defended his doctoral thesis at the University of Cambridge, “Properties of Expanding Universes,” which presented the revolutionary theory that space and time originated from a singularity, a point both infinitely small and dense, best known today as the key characteristic of black holes. Hawking then started his career as a research fellow at Cambridge’s Gonville and Caius College.
Stephen Hawking in 1974 discovered that particles could escape black holes. This theory, dubbed Hawking radiation, is considered as his most important contribution to physics. In 1979, Hawking’s work on black holes prompted Cambridge to appoint him as the Lucasian Professor of Mathematics, a position held by Isaac Newton in 1669.
Hawking’s doctoral thesis was released to the public in 2017 on a University of Cambridge website, which crashed due to enormous amounts of traffic. He died at the age of 76 in 2018.
The Google Doodle was illustrated by artist Matthew Cruickshank, and the tech giant has confirmed that the voice of Stephen Hawking was generated and used in the Doodle with the approval of the Hawking estate.