Google honored the mathematician Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss for his 241st birthday with Google Doodle. Gauss created a legacy that contained numerous mathematical and scientific discoveries. ( Sean Gallup | Getty Images )
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Analysis of the photo
Graphic designer Bene Rohlmann turned Google's logo into an excellent work of art that presented Gauss' history and contributions to mathematics and science. First, Rohlmann placed the profile photo of Gauss to the "G." display. The first "O" is represented by several stars, a giant planet and two smaller planets orbiting around it. The second "O" was a heptadecagon, a 17-sided geometric shape. The second "G" was transformed into a bell curve, while the telescope represented the letter "L". Finally, the triple rod, which was mainly used in mathematics and science
Who was Gauss?
Gauss was born in Braunschweig in 1877. His family did not have adequate education because of their impoverished background. However, it did not stop him from training. As Gauss grew older, he showed his innate ability to use mathematics. At only seven, the mathematician proved that he was able to solve complex math problems in his head.
In his youth, Gauss was the first person to implement quadratic equations. He also solved an essential mathematical concept that confused even the ancient Greeks. At the University of Göttenberg, Gauss used a straight edge and a compass to draw the Heptadecagon. He published in his first book Disquistiones Arithmeticae 1801 in findings of algebra, geometry and number theory.
Gauss The scientist
Gauss was also enthusiastic about numerous scientific topics. UPI noticed that he rediscovered the dwarf planet Ceres and created the heliotrope that scientists use to measure the sun. He also discovered findings on many topics such as cartography, magnetism and electricity. In 1809 Gauss published another book on astronomy. He came in 1855 because of a suspected heart attack in the place.
"The name Gauss is associated with almost everything that has produced the mathematics of our century in the nature of original scientific ideas," said Leopard Kronecker, a 19-century German mathematician in a quote found by Time Magazine.
Additional Google Doodles
Gauss is not the only scientist to draw a Google Doodle for her. Acclaimed primatologist Jane Goodall was highlighted last Earth Day. Goodall is known around the world for her research on chimpanzees. Through her work at the Jane Goodall Institute, she continues to empower people by educating them about conservation and improving their links to animals and their environment.
On March 21, Google honored Mexican astronomer Guillermo Haro to commemorate what would have been his 105th birthday. During his career, he changed the course of astronomy by discovering planets and stars in the 1950s. His most important findings include flare stars in the Orion constellation, the T Tauri stars and the Haro Chavira comet. On January 9, Google honored Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Har Gobind Khorana with a Doodle to commemorate his 96th birthday.
Khorana won the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1968 with his colleagues Robert W. Holley and Marshall W. Nirenberg. The trio was honored for his work in expanding the human genetic code. They found that the nucleotides in human DNA determine how the body builds up amino actions, eventually leading to cell production.
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