I don’t know about you, but when I log into my computer each morning, my browser loads to Google. Google is my preferred search engine, and maybe in part because of their humor.
This morning, I couldn’t help but smile when I noticed the image here (of course it’s animated on Google’s page, so check it out) because you really never know what those characters are going to do with their logo. Of course as usual, when I see an altered Google image, I click the image to read who they are paying a tribute to for that day.
Today’s tribute goes to Heinrich Hertz who is responsible for proving the existence of electromagnetic waves. Of course this information has gone on to contribute to all sorts of electronic devices. Hertz died at the very young age of 36 from Wegener’s Granulomatosis.
What I found very interesting was the fact that his nephew and great nephew also made huge contributions to the field of science. The contribution that caught my eye (and heart) was that of his great nephew Carl Hellmuth Hertz who invented medical ultrasonography. The reason this is so special to me is because I am expecting my first child, after years and years of believing I could not conceive.
For a family who has accepted that they would never have a child, this image was completely breathtaking, hugely emotional, and life changing.
I am very thankful to the work of the Hertz family and join with Google in making my blog a tribute to his work and the work of those he influenced along the way.