comscore Google Doodle celebrates Scottish scientist Mary Somerville | BGR India
News

Google Doodle celebrates Scottish scientist Mary Somerville; details

Mary Somerville was a notable scientist back in the 1800s. Google also shared the story behind the design process of the doodle on a detailed page. Beyond science, Somerville was also a vocal advocate of equal rights.

  • Published: February 2, 2020 1:52 PM IST
Google Doodle celebrates Mary Somerville

Google has posted a new doodle to celebrate another historical figure. The company takes pride in highlighting notable historical figures or events almost every day. This enabled the company to both celebrate their achievements or the significance of the event. It also manages to educate hundreds of thousands of casual internet users who open their web browser and visit Google. Most doodles are interesting, eye-catching and attractive making the user click on them. Clicking on a doodle sends you to a Google search of the personality or the event. Now, let’s talk about the personality today, Mary Somerville, a significant Scottish scientist. Also Read - Google Doodle celebrates India's 71st Republic Day

Google Doodle: Who is Mary Somerville?

In addition to the Google search, the company also highlights the importance of the personality or event. It also shared the story behind the design process of the doodle on a dedicated Google Doodle page. Inspecting the information, Mary Somerville was a notable scientist back in the 1800s. Today, the Royal Society of London, part of the UK National Science Academy read Somerville’s experimental physics papers. The paper became the first by a female author to be published in the “Philosophical Transactions”. It is the oldest science publications still active today. She started her education at the age of 10 in a boarding school. Also Read - Kaifi Azmi 101st birth anniversary celebrated with a Google Doodle

Watch: Xiaomi Mi MIX Alpha: First Look

The Art teacher in this boarding school explained how the fundamentals of painting would be traced to Euclid’s Elements of Geometry. She went ahead to acquire a copy of the book and spent years teaching herself Math and Astronomy. After years of independent learning and research, she published her own books and scientific papers. Her “The Mechanism of the Heavens” revolutionized the understanding of the solar system in 1831. Also Read - Google Doodle marks New Year's Eve 2019 with Froggy the weather frog

Later, she went to publish her breakthrough book “The Connection of the Physical Sciences” in 1834. It became one of the best selling science books in the 19th century. The book also helped astronomer John Couch Adams discover Nepture. Mary Somerville was also a vocal advocate of equal rights and was the first to sign the Women’s suffrage petition in 1866. Institute of Physics introduced the Mary Somerville Medal and Prize for scientists in 2016 to celebrate her innovative thinking.

For the latest tech news across the world, latest PC and Mobile games, tips & tricks, top-notch gadget reviews of most exciting releases follow BGR India’s Facebook, Twitter, subscribe our YouTube Channel.
  • Published Date: February 2, 2020 1:52 PM IST



new arrivals in india

Realme Narzo 20A
Realme Narzo 20A

8,499

Realme Narzo 20
Realme Narzo 20

10,499

Realme Narzo 20 Pro
Realme Narzo 20 Pro

14,999

Oppo F17
Oppo F17

17,990

Samsung Galaxy M51
Samsung Galaxy M51

24,999

Poco M2
Poco M2

10,999

Oppo F17 Pro
Oppo F17 Pro

22,990

Realme 7 Pro
Realme 7 Pro

19,999

Realme 7
Realme 7

14,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9A
Xiaomi Redmi 9A

6,799

Vivo Y20
Vivo Y20

12,990

Xiaomi Redmi 9
Xiaomi Redmi 9

8,999

Nokia 5.3
Nokia 5.3

13,999

Motorola Moto G9
Motorola Moto G9

11,499

Realme C15
Realme C15

9,999

Realme C12
Realme C12

8,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 20
Samsung Galaxy Note 20

77,999

Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime
Xiaomi Redmi 9 Prime

9,999

Oppo Reno4 Pro
Oppo Reno4 Pro

34,990

Samsung Galaxy M01 Core
Samsung Galaxy M01 Core

5,499

Realme 6i
Realme 6i

12,999

Asus Rog Phone 3
Asus Rog Phone 3

49,999

OnePlus Nord
OnePlus Nord

24,999

Infinix Smart 4 Plus
Infinix Smart 4 Plus

7,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9

11,999

Samsung Galaxy M01s
Samsung Galaxy M01s

9,999

Vivo X50 Pro 5G
Vivo X50 Pro 5G

49,990

Vivo X50 5G
Vivo X50 5G

34,990

Realme C11
Realme C11

7,499

Poco M2 Pro
Poco M2 Pro

13,999

Realme X3
Realme X3

24,999

Realme X3 SuperZoom
Realme X3 SuperZoom

27,999

Tecno Spark Power 2
Tecno Spark Power 2

9,999

Oppo A12
Oppo A12

9,990

Oppo A52
Oppo A52

16,990

Samsung Galaxy A21s
Samsung Galaxy A21s

15,999

Oppo Find X2
Oppo Find X2

64,990

Motorola One Fusion Plus
Motorola One Fusion Plus

17,499

Samsung Galaxy A31
Samsung Galaxy A31

20,999

Samsung Galaxy M01
Samsung Galaxy M01

8,999

Samsung Galaxy M11
Samsung Galaxy M11

10,999

Infinix Hot 9 Pro
Infinix Hot 9 Pro

9,999

LG Velvet
LG Velvet

Price Not Available

Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite

Price Not Available

Apple iPhone SE 2020
Apple iPhone SE 2020

42,500

Honor 30 Pro
Honor 30 Pro

Price Not Available

Honor 30
Honor 30

Price Not Available

OnePlus 8
OnePlus 8

44,999

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro

54,999

Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro
Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

13,999

Motorola Moto E4
Motorola Moto E4

8,999

Samsung Galaxy On Max
Samsung Galaxy On Max

9,775

nubia N2
nubia N2

15,999

Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G
Karbonn K9 Kavach 4G

5,290

Motorola Moto C Plus
Motorola Moto C Plus

6,999

Best Sellers