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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…

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Emma Ihrer: Why Google honours her as of late

Described as a « prolific writer » and hailed as the principal founder of Germany’s proletarian women’s movement, Emma Ihrer would have been 166 this Wednesday. In her honour, Google is changing its logo in Germany to a doodle, or illustration, of her and other women from 19th century Germany. Emma questioned some of the most fundamental societal…

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