Google pay tribute to Stephen Hawking with its doodle

Google pay tribute to Stephen Hawking with its doodle

Team Ambitiousbaba are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is “Google pay tribute to Stephen Hawking with its doodle

Google paid tribute to Stephen Hawking on his 80th birth anniversary on Saturday (i.e. today) with an animated video on its homepage. The video draws Hawking’s life and work, with a narration by the scientist himself that was generated with the approval of his kin.


What is Google doodle?

Google Doodle is an exceptional, temporary adjustment on Google’s homepages’ logo with intention to mark holidays, events, achievements, and notable historical figures of particular countries.

The first Google Doodle was made on 1998 edition of the long-running annual event called ‘Burning Man’ in Black Rock city, Nevada.

About Stephen Hawking:

He was a famous English cosmologist, author, and theoretical physicist.

Born: 8 January, 1942 in Oxford, England

Died: 14 March 2018

Stephen was born in Oxford, England and at his early age he was very curious about the universe. He was diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease at the age of 21, which slowly bounded him to a wheelchair. After his lost speech he was able to communicating through a speech-generating device. Google identifies him as “one of history’s most influential scientific minds”.

Education and Academic:

Hawking got graduation degree from Oxford University with a BA degree in Physics and after that he obtained a PhD from the University of Cambridge. He was at highest level of curiosity with black holes in which he became the foundation for his studies and research.

His best theories:

In 1974, Stephen Hawking exposed that particles could outflow from black holes. That theory has been taken as his most important contribution to physics.

The very famous and important theories of his studies are black holes and the Big Bang. His theories on the origins and mechanics of the universe revolutionized modern physics. Even his best-selling books constructed the field widely available to millions of readers worldwide.


Founded: 4th September, 1998 in USA

Founders: Larry Page, Sergey Brin

HQ: Mountain View, California, USA

CEO: Sundar Pichai

Google is a technology company which associated with providing product and service including online advertising, technologies, a search engine, cloud computing, software and hardware etc.

Question & Answer:

Q1. Name the English cosmologist, author, and theoretical physicist whose doodle was made at Google’s homepage to pay tribute.

Ans. Stephen Hawking

Q2. Who is the CEO of Google?

Ans. Sundar Pichai (Indian origin American)

Q3. Which birth anniversary of Stephen Hawking is celebrated this year?

Ans. 80th birth anniversary

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