Google Wave Logo For 155th Birthday Of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz

Today is the 155th birthday of Heinrich Rudolf Hertz, the German physicist who was able to prove the existence of electromagnetic waves.

To celebrate his contributions to the world, Google has a special animated wave logo on their homepage.

He built an antenna that was able to detect and measure electromagnetic waves and thus prove they existed. Some people call it the “invisible world.”

Hertz did not realize how important his discovery was but now in the age of a wireless world, his contributions have been instrumental to our wireless technology today.

For that, Google wanted the world to know this man and his important contributions.

He died from an infection at the age of 36 on January 1, 1894. He left behind his wife, Schöne Hertz, and family who were leaders in their own rights.

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