Tribute to Stephen Hawking: Google’s moving doodle on his 80th birthday
This January 8, Stephen Hawking would have turned 80. The renowned British theoretical physicist and cosmologist died on March 14, 2018, as a result of the Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that was diagnosed to him when he was 21 years old. His life and his contribution to science made him an undisputed icon at the international level, so Google decided to pay tribute to his doodle of the day.
The famous search engine modified its design for this special date, as it has done repeatedly in the past to honor personalities from politics, entertainment, culture, technology, sports and many other items that marked a before and a later in the history of mankind.
Hawking was no exception, and this Saturday was remembered in an original and emotional way through doodle, whose image combines the logo of the company, the face of the physicist and elements of outer space. When clicked, it plays a video in which narrates the scientist’s vision in his own voice.
“My name is Stephen Hawking. My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21 years old. Since then, everything has been adding up. Although I cannot move and have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free. I’ve spent my life traveling the universe, inside my mind”, The story begins in the first person.
“MY goal is simple. I want to achieve a complete understanding of the universe; know what it is, how it is and why it exists. One of the basic rules of the universe is that nothing is perfect. Basically, perfection does not exist … Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist ”, he continues.
To conclude, leave an inspiring message: “Black holes aren’t really black after all: they shine like a hot body and the smaller they are, the more they shine. The human being is very small. However, it is capable of doing great things. Human effort has no limits. No matter how hard life may seem. While there is life there is hope. Act with courage, curiosity and determination, and exceed expectations. You can”.
The theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and scientific popularizer died at the age of 76, despite the fact that in 1963 they had predicted only three years of life, due to the advancement of ALS in your body. Since then, he was wheelchair bound, due to the muscular atrophy that he suffered as a result of the disease.
His intelligence did not take long to cross all borders. At first, when he lost his speech, he communicated through cards that had letters, which he selected with the movement of his eyebrows. Later, with the help of technology, he had a voice again by means of an infrared sensor installed in his glasses that detected which letters he wanted to use, and in turn this was transferred to the sound.
Thus, the British could continue to grow in his professional career, always seeking to make science accessible to everyone. Your book A brief history weather It was the best-seller in the field of science. The so-called Hawking radiation is considered the most contributing theory in physics.