Google users in Russia saw a familiar face when they used the search engine on Monday: Dmitry Mendeleev, the 19th century Russian chemist best famous for his periodic list of elements. He was innate on this day in 1834.
Muscovites also know of Mendeleev since of his eponymous Mendeleyevskaya metro station, that facilities lamps that resemble molecular models.
Google frequently uses the doodle — the image displayed above the search margin — to mark critical anniversaries or holidays. While some doodles can be seen by people via the world, others are usually shown in specific countries.
Dmitry Mendeleev worked on his periodic list while a professor in St. Petersburg. There, he spent years operative out the details of how best to classify chemical elements before finally presenting his indication to the Russian Chemical Society in 1869.
The final thought is pronounced to have come to Mendeleev in a dream — a fact that Google also records in its concomitant text. It goes on to explain how his work still affects everybody from scholars to students: “The simple beliefs behind [Mendeleev’s] periodic classification continue to stand at the substructure of modern chemistry,” Google writes. “Today, on Mendeleev’s 182nd birthday, we applaud how this idealist helped us sequence and understand the world.”
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