26 January, 2023

Google honors Stephen Hawking with animated doodle about his life

By Hector Murcia

As it has already become a tradition for certain dates, the world's leading search engine has dedicated its doodle today 8 from January, renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking, for what would have been his eightieth birthday.

The doodle dedicated to Hawking, is an image in which when you click it, a video is reproduced that collects important moments in his life and how despite the illness that kept him in a wheelchair, He became a scientist recognized worldwide for his great contributions to science, especially to understand the emergence of the universe.

It should be noted that the video is narrated with the robotic voice that had become an unmistakable characteristic of the cosmologist and in which he leaves us a message of hope to humanity.

Via the Facebook page of the Stephen Hawking Foundation, his daughter Lucy Hawking, has dedicated an emotional words: “We are delighted that Google has chosen to celebrate the 80 our father's birthday with this fabulous Doodle. We think you would have loved the Doodle and had a lot of fun seeing its long and distinguished life expressed so creatively in this short story of all”.

Stephen William Hawking was born in Oxford, England, the 8 of January of 1942. He was a theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, cosmologist and science popularizer. He made fundamental contributions to the study of black holes and to the understanding of the origin of the Universe. Your book: “Brief history of time”, published in 1988, has sold more than 10 million copies in the world and has been translated into 35 Languages.

His most important jobs consisted of contributing, junto a Roger Penrose, theorems regarding spacetime singularities in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes would emit radiation,What is known today as Hawking radiation.

He was a member of the Royal Society of London, of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. He was holder of the Lucasiana Chair of Mathematics (Lucasian Chair of Mathematics) from Cambridge University since 1979 until his retirement in 2009.

Hawking passed away on 14 March 2018 and Cambridge, England, leaving a great legacy for the scientific community and the world.