Google is today celebrating the 200th birthday of George Boole with a special doodle on its homepage. Born 200 years ago on November 2, George Boole is widely known as one of the most influential mathematicians of the 19th century.
Google’s animated Doodle illustrates the famous formula of logic gates,that are used in computing and are derived from Boolean functions. The first “G”, followed by the two O’s, then the “L” and “E” in the Google’s logo light up simultaneously based on the logic gates given right below them.
“His legacy surrounds us everywhere, in the computers, information storage and retrieval, electronic circuits and controls that support life, learning and communications in the 21st century,” GeorgeBoole.com, a University College Cork website dedicated to him, says. “Boole laid the foundations of the information age. His pivotal advances in mathematics, logic and probability provided the essential groundwork for modern mathematics, microelectronic engineering and computer science.”
His theory acts as the basis of modern digital computer and other electronic devices. According to Boole.com – a website dedicated to him, Boole took the principles of logic and reduced them to a simple form of algebra, now widely known as Boolean algebra. He passed away on December 8, 1864, at the age of 49.
Today’s special doodle is visible on a majority of Google’s homepages across the world.
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