Google has dedicated a doodle today marking the 200th birth anniversary of noted mathematician ‘George Boole’, the man behind the Boolean algebra and the basics of logic rates which are used in digital computing. George Boole was as English Mathematician, an educator, innovator and a true genius.
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“Boole is a pivotal figure who can be described as the ‘father of the information age’. His invention of Boolean algebra and symbolic logic pioneered a new mathematics. 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.” as mentioned in ‘Georgeboole.com’ a website dedicated to ‘George Boole’ by the University Cork College.
It becomes very important for everyone to know about this great innovator who is also called as the ‘Father of the Information Age’ who was majorly self taught and had little of formal education. Boole was born on 2nd November 1815 and took up the job of a junior teacher at the age of 16 to support his family. He kept on learning through borrowed books, started his own school at the age of 19 and later on went to publish various research papers on symbolic algebra, differential equations , probability theory etc. Binary digits,boolean operators and data type is very well known to programmers all over the world as they form the basics of digital computing. Boole died in 1864 at the age of 49 due to pneumonia but left a solid foundation for the digital ages to come and also an unmatched legacy.
Google’s doodle can be seen on its homepage across various countries throughout the world including India and it really rocks.