gThe latest eminent personality to be commemorated by Google is Leonhard Euler, a Swiss physicist and mathematician. Google has dedicated an animated doodle with mathematical formulae and moving geometrical shapes to celebrate Euler’s 306th birth anniversary. Also Read - Happy Father's Day 2021: Google Doodle wishes dads with cute pop-up greeting card
Leonhard Euler was born on 15 April 1707 in Basel, Switzerland and is best known for his significant contributions in the fields of infinitesimal calculus and graph theory. His areas of expertise ranged from continuum physics, algebra, lunar theory to trigonometry and is also credited with introducing most of today’s used mathematical terminologies and notations. Also Read - UEFA Euro 2020: Colourful Google Doodle kicks off European Football Championship
Euler’s love for mathematics was evident from an early age as he was tutored by Johann Bernoulli, one of Europe’s leading mathematicians. Unlike most children of his age, who spent their days playing and doing homework, Euler was busy studying. At the tender age of thirteen, Euler joined the University of Basel and by 1723 had already received his Masters in Philosophy. Also Read - Google celebrates Hollywood actor, singer and dancer Shirley Temple with animated Doodle
Four years later he would leave his country for Russia where his intellect and skills were highly respected, but with the country in turmoil, he left for Germany in 1741. Euler though would return to the country 25 years later and remain there until he died in the year 1783.