Stephen Hawking’s 80th Birthday: Google pays tribute to cosmologist with a special doodle

Stephen Hawking's 80th Birthday: Google pays tribute to cosmologist with a special doodle

New Delhi: On the event of the eightieth birthday of Stephen Hawking, Google on Saturday (January 8, 2022) paid a tribute to the theoretical physicist with a particular doodle. 

“At this time’s video Doodle celebrates one in every of historical past’s most influential scientific minds, English cosmologist, creator, and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking,” Google mentioned.

“From colliding black holes to the Large Bang, his theories on the origins and mechanics of the universe revolutionized fashionable physics whereas his best-selling books made the sector broadly accessible to hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide,” the tech large added.

Within the Doodle, the voice of Stephen Hawking was additionally generated and used.

Sundar Pichai, the CEO of Google and Alphabet, additionally shared the two:31-minute-long clip on Twitter.


Stephen Hawking had an enormous affect on so many people, actually excited to have a good time him in a particular animated #GoogleDoodle immediately on what would have been his eightieth birthday. Grateful to the Hawking household for sharing insights into his humor, life and legacy.

— Sundar Pichai (@sundarpichai) January 8, 2022

Stephen William Hawking was born on today in 1942 in Oxford, England. He, notably, was fascinated by how the universe functioned from a younger age. His curiosity and mind had additionally earned him the nickname ‘Einstein’.

Hawking, nonetheless, was recognized with a neurodegenerative illness at 21, following which, he determined to dedicate himself to physics, math, and cosmology.  

In 1965, he defended his doctoral thesis on the College of Cambridge, “Properties of Increasing Universes”, which introduced the revolutionary idea that house and time originated from a singularity, a degree each infinitely small and dense, greatest identified immediately as the important thing attribute of black holes. 

That is noteworthy that Stephen Hawking’s obsession with black holes had led to his 1974 discovery that particles may escape black holes. 

In 1979, his groundbreaking work on black holes had prompted the College of Cambridge to nominate Hawking because the Lucasian Professor of Arithmetic, a place held by Isaac Newton in 1669. 

Hawking achieved worldwide renown after the publication of “A Temporary Historical past of Time” in 1988.

The scientist died in March 2018 at age 76.

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