George Boole: Google Doodle

George Boole: 200th birthday of the computer mastermind

George Boole is known as the forefather of the information age. His descoveries in logic and algebra which we now know as Boolean logic and Boolean algebra are the reason we have computers, mobile phones, the internet, games apps and every electronic device we use in our daily lives.

George Boole: Google Doodle
George Boole: Google Doodle

George Boole was born in 1815 and had a natural flair for mathematics and problem solving. His father was a shoemaker and was passionate about about science. His father passed on his left assigns to his son.

George Bole became a  teacher at 16

George Boole, mathematician, 1815-1864
George Boole, mathematician, 1815-1864

George Boole became a teacher at 16 and he set up his own school at the age of 19.

George Boole with a self-taught mathematician and althrough he never got the opportunity to go to university he was awarded the gold medal by the Royal Socienty in London for his outstanding research in mathematics.

First professor of mathematics

Then 1849 he was invited to University College Cork Ireland to be the first professor of mathematics.

In 1854 George BooleGeorge Boole wrote the laws of thought which describes this theories of logic and algebra.

Why should we care? Anytime we use a computer or any device connected to the internet we are using Booles discoveries. Booles work is used by information management companies like EMC. Whose jobs is to store and protect the information that we create every day on the internet. We call all this information big data and protecting this has become one of the biggest challenges today.

The Genius of George Boole


Narrated by Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons, The Genius of George Boole assembles academics and industry leaders from across the globe to explore the life and importance of one of the world’s greatest unsung heroes.