Joseph Plateau, Belgium Physicist Who Led to the Birth of Cinema, Honoured by Google Doodle Today
Google honoured the Belgian physicist Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau through a Doodle on his 218th birthday.
The physicist which is every year celebrated for cherishing the inventing the phenakistiscope after his extensive research on visual perception.
However, Phenakistiscope escalated the birth of cinema by creating the illusion of a moving image and can be considered as a major invention for cinema.
However, If we look at the doodle it says, ‘Inspired by the mesmerizing animated discs, the animated Doodle art was made to reflect Plateau's style, with different imagery and themes them on different device platforms.’
Meanwhile, talking about Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau was born in Brussels 1801 on October 14. Reportedly He studied law and he became one of the renowned Belgian scientists of the nineteenth century. His study of physiological optics, especially the effect of light and colour on the human retina, also made Plateau an acclaimed scientist.
Through his doctoral dissertation, he informed how images form on the retina, intensity and noting their exact duration. Later, He was also appointed as teacher of mathematics at the Atheneum school in Brussels in 1827 where he taught Applied Physics at the Ghent University in 1835.
However, after so many achievements Joseph Antoine Ferdinand Plateau died on September 15, 1883 in Ghent, Belgium. He was 81.
The Doodle on google today is created by animator-filmmaker Olivia Huynh with Diana Tran and Tom Tabanao's help.