Google celebrates 80th birth anniversary of Stephen Hawking through animated doodle

 Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, London. He was very curious to know about the Universe at a young age. His curiosity and intellect earned him the nickname “Einstein.”

Google remembers Stephen Hawking on his 80th birth anniversary
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Google doodle celebrates 80th birth anniversary of Stephen Hawking who was the english cosmologist, author and theoretical physicist. “He is one of history’s most influential scientific minds,” Google wrote.

When we click on the google doodle, it takes to the youtube where life of the Stephen Hawking has been described in 2-3 minutes animated video. The voice of Stephen Hawking is generated in the video and used with the approval of Hawking estate.

Google doodle has been illustrated by the Doodler Matthew Cruickshank.

“From colliding black holes to the Big Bang, his theories on the origins and mechanics of the universe revolutionized modern physics while his best-selling books made the field widely accessible to millions of readers worldwide,” Google wrote on its website.

Stephen Hawking was born on January 8, 1942 in Oxford, London. He was very curious to know about the Universe at a young age. His curiosity and intellect earned him the nickname “Einstein.” He was diagonsed with neurodegenerative disease at 21. Then, music composer Richard Wagner and the loving support of his future wife Jane Wilde motivated Hawking to dedicate himself to maths, cosmology and physics.

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all,” once Hawking had said.

“Today’s video #GoogleDoodle honors one of history’s most influential minds—English theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking,” Google doodles tweeted.

“My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.”

Today’s video #GoogleDoodle honors one of history’s most influential minds—English theoretical physicist, Stephen Hawking 🌌☄️

https://t.co/oFHvtOgCmz pic.twitter.com/cKkyOkeegN

— Google Doodles (@GoogleDoodles) January 8, 2022

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. That year, Hawking was accepted as a research fellow at Cambridge’s Gonville and Caius College.

Hawking was so obsessed with black holes that In 1974, he discovered that particles could escape black holes. This theory, coined Hawking radiation, is considered as one of his most important contribution to physics.

In 1979, Cambridge University appointed Hawking as the Lucasian professor of Mathematics, a position held by Isaac Newton in 1669.

In 2017, the doctoral thesis of Hawking was released to the public on the website of Cambridge University, which crashed due to heavy traffic. His astronomical impact changed how the world understands the Universe.

Stephen Hawking died on march 14, 2018 at the age of 76.

Hawking’s family helped Google in making this project. His daughter Lucy and sons, Robert and Tim Hawking said that they are delighted that Google has chosen to celebrate their father’s 80th birth anniversary with this fabulous doodle. They further said that despite being physically challenged, their father was so determined to make an impact on the world in which he lived. They hope that his life inspires and gives hope to all who face great challenges at this difficult time.

Below is the direct link of the youtube animated video which describes the full life of Stephen Hawking.

https://youtu.be/Isim0ysZ6X4

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