Google Doodle on Stephen Hawking’s Birthday Machine
London: Google has created a fascinating and beautiful video doodle on the 80th birthday of the eminent cosmologist and author, which also gives a brief account of the life of this great brain.
Interestingly, the graphic video has been incorporated with regular permission by making hawking sounds from the same computer.
Stephen Hawking suffered from motor neurone or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and his voice was emitted from the computer. On the screen were hawking words that he would select and put into sentences, and the computer would emit machine sounds in an American accent. Hawking continued to use this system until the end of his life.
Hawking’s children, Lucy, Robert and Tim Hawking, welcomed Google’s creative doodle, saying, “This example will give hope to people around the world who continue their work despite difficulties and physical challenges.”
A Brief History of Time is Hawking’s best-selling book, which became popular all over the world due to its common understanding and reached millions of homes. Since then, Hawking’s popularity has grown exponentially, and the book has led many experts to write books on common sense.
Stephen Hawking has helped us understand the universe using mathematical and optical physics, and his work on black holes in particular has been brilliant, helping us to understand the evolution, life and extinction of stars. Hawking was born on January 8, 1942, and passed away on March 14, 2018.