Category: honours

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss: Why Google honours him this day 0

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss: Why Google honours him this day

Born 241 years ago on April 30, Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss is often described as the “Prince of Mathematicians” and hailed for his contributions to number theory, geometry, probability theory and astronomy. In the German mathematician’s honour, Google is changing its logo in 28 countries to a doodle of him and his achievements. This is his…

Fanny Blankers-Koen: Why Google honours her 0

Fanny Blankers-Koen: Why Google honours her

Described as “the flying Housewife” and hailed as one of the most successful athletes of her time, Fanny Blankers-Koen would have been 100 years on April 26. In the Dutch track-and-field athlete’s honour, Google is changing its doodle in nine countries.  This is her story: National record   She showed an early inclination for sports…

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Omar Sharif: Why Google honours him at the silent time

Described as “The Noble”, Omar Sharif would have been 86-year-old on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. In his honour, Google is changing its logo in 48 countries to an illustration of him.  This is a snapshot his story: Early steps Born in 1932 to Syrian-Lebanese parents in Alexandria, Egypt, Sharif’s birth name was Michel Demitri Shalhoub. Before becoming…

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Har Gobind Khorana: Why Google honours him on the contemporary time

Hailed for constructing the first synthetic gene, Nobel Prize winner Har Gobind Khorana would have been 96 on Tuesday, January 9 – that’s the date of birth shown in his documents, although the exact date remains uncertain. In the Indian-American scientist’s honour, Google is changing its logo in 13 countries to a doodle – or illustration…