Today January 8, Stephen Hawking, one of the greatest minds we have ever met, would have turned 80 years old. And it is that although its contribution to our understanding of the universe is still of immeasurable value, Google wanted to pay its own tribute to remember the famous physicist and cosmologist, with the creation of a special Doodle.
Created thanks to the collaboration with his family, the company has created a small animated video in which they review, very quickly, some of the milestones and phrases that marked his life and work, narrated by the famous personal computer generated voice that accompanied Hawking himself after the worsening of his degenerative disease.
«We are delighted that Google has chosen to celebrate our father’s 80th birthday with this fabulous Doodle. We believe that would have loved the Doodle and would have had a lot of fun seeing his long and distinguished life so creatively expressed in this short history of all»Shared his daughter.
Stephen Hawking was born in 1942 in Oxford, England, showing from a very young age an enormous fascination with the universe, and an insatiable desire to know and understand it. And it is that not even early diagnosis of the neurodegenerative disease of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (better known as ELA) at 21, she was able to stop Hawking to dedicate herself to physics, mathematics and cosmology.
So much so that, In 1965 and at just 23 years old, Hawking defended his doctoral thesis “Properties of expanding universes” at Cambridge University, where he presented the revolutionary theory that space and time originated from a singularity, an infinitely small and dense point, better known today as the key feature of black holes. That year, Hawking was accepted as a researcher at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, which would be his academic home for a lifetime of research.
Thus, his “obsession” with black holes led to his discovery in 1974 that particles could escape from black holes, a theory named as hawking radiation, in his honor, and which is still considered today as his most important contribution to physics. Just a few years later, in 1979, his groundbreaking work on black holes led the University of Cambridge to name him lucasiano professor of mathematics, a position held by Isaac Newton in 1669.
Without a doubt Stephen Hawking was a reference in the field of science, but also on a personal level, being an example of inspiration, effort and perseverance worldwide. From MuyComputer we join this tribute and send you, wherever you are within the immense space, our thanks once again.