Google Doodles are very popular across the country and everyone visits the homepage of Google to check the doodle which the company marks on a regular basis to honour the legends. Google Doodles are also very helpful to the general people to refresh the general knowledge and also to learn more about the legends who are with us and who are not with us. Well, today the Mountain View company Google has marked Scottish scientist Mary Somerville on its homepage.
Mary Somerville, the scientist and science writer and focused on the wide range of subjects, Google honoured her on the homepage with the doodle and the same illustrate Mary Somerville along with her writing-table surrounded by thought bubbles and books.
Talking about Mary Somerville, this legendary scientist was born on December 26, 1780, in Scotland, she submitted one of her experimental physics papers and on this day that was read by the Royal Society of London. That’s not all, the same was also became the first woman to publish the Philosophical Transactions.
Mary wrote four books – Mechanism of the Heavens, On the Connection of the Physical Sciences, Physical Geography, Molecular, and Microscopic Science. That said, algebra and maths was her lifelong passion.
She was also featured on the main bank notes, and before her, the bank didn’t featured a woman on its notes. Having said that, Mary Somerville was chosen for the note that was made following a public vote across the social media.
Even though, Mary Somerville also faced some amount of discrimination and that made her to fight for women’s rights. And In 1835, Mary was elected as the member of the Royal Astronomical Society (along with Caroline Herschel), and she was one of the first two women to receive this honour.
She passed away peacefully to the heaven, in Naples, Italy, in 1872. Until the time of her death, she was working on the field of mathematics. After her death at the age of 92, Somerville College at Oxford University was named in her honour.
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