Google Doodle celebrates Stephen Hawking's 80th birthday The renowned scientist transformed how we look at the universe and black holes.

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The famous scientist changed how we see the universe and black holes.

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Saturday’s Google Doodle will pay tribute to the late Stephen Hawking, perhaps the most famous scientist of his time, who sought to explain the universe to millions.


The work of the renowned British theoretical physicist and cosmologist focused on expanding our understanding of black holes – dying stars that have collapsed upon themselves, creating a center of such density and strong gravitational attraction that nothing , not even light can escape.

Hawking’s 80th birthday is on Saturday died in 2018), and to honor his contributions to science, Google has dedicated a video doodle to Hawking that features a black hole prominently in the center of the illustration. In the 2-minute-long, pixelated video, a computer-generated voice similar to Hawking explains his distinctive life, including quotes on life and the universe that reflect his unwavering optimism.

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The video shows how he continued to advance his research despite suffering from a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, which left him dead after his diagnosis at the age of 21. gradually paralyzed. He surprised many by surviving more than 50 years from two years of doctors. had predicted.

His family, who approved of the computer-generated voice narrating the video, told Google they would have been delighted to see the story of his life told in a short but creative video.

Stephen Hawking in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge.

His family said, “He must have considered it important to show that he did not allow the challenges of his physical condition to limit his power of expression, nor his determination to make an impact on the world in which he lived.” “We hope that his example provides inspiration and hope to all who face great challenges in these difficult times.”

His greatest contribution was the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation that would eventually evaporate, often referred to as Hawking radiation. At first, he thought that his 1970 discovery was actually the result of a mistake in his calculations. But he was eventually persuaded that his formula was accurate.

Hawking was also a prolific writer, writing to explain the origin and expansion of the universe to readers unfamiliar with scientific theories. His 1988 book A Brief History of Time was extremely popular, selling over 10 million copies and translated into 35 languages. It also spawned Hawking’s similar books, including The Universe in a Nutshell and A Briefer History of Time.

The doodle was drawn by doodler Matthew Cruikshank, who stated that his visual approach was heavily influenced by the development of computer graphics during Hawking’s lifetime.

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