Using a special animated logo, Google has paid tribute today to the English physicist, mathematician and astronomer Sir Isaac Newton who was born on this day in 1643.
It’s widely recorded that Newton *discovered* the concept of gravity (and the resulting science of physics) as a result of observing apples falling from a tree. In tribute, the drop apple theme is mimicked on Google’s global Home Page today.
The Google logo is partly obscured by the branch of an apple tree. After a second or so, an apple drops from the branch to the bottom of the home page. It’s unusual for Google to create an animated tribute Doodle and it makes a nice change from the static images. See the logo in action below:
Clicking on the logo takes you to SERPs for the search query “Isaac Newton”.
Apart from his wide influence on modern physical science, Newton also made great strides in mathematical research, chemistry, history and theology.
When I log-in tonite I was surprised to see the new google page with apple dropping from its tree branch. I just want to say that to my view this is cleverly done and it makes the page alive. Not as boring as before. Congratulations for thinking of this concept.
Grtz Sir Newton =)
It is interesting to note that the apple that falls bounces over to google’s “advertising programs” link. (if you mouseover the page that is)
seems like a subconscious nudge to increase awareness of the thing they sell to me.
@anon – nudge for AdWords? I think that’s a stretch