Google honored Hertha Marks Ayrton with one of their signature Doodle’s to celebrate the 162nd birthday! Hertha broke boundaries in her lifetime and was actually one of the first women to present her work to the U.K.’s Royal Society and made great strides for women in science.
Hertha Marks Ayrton is still making waves over 100 years after her death. The British mathematician and physicist was best known for studying ripples in water and sand. Google decided to honor her with one of their famous Doodle and we are loving it!
1. She was a British mathematician, physicist, engineer, who was awarded with the Hughes Medal in 1906 by the Royal Society for her work on electric arcs and ripples in sand and water. 2. At 16 she was working as a governess and she opened her own home up to women who were released from jail after being on hunger-strike. 3. She studied at Cambridge and was the first female member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers. 4.Hertha was Polish but grew up in Hampshire, England, and she was the third of eight children in her home. Her real name was Phoebe Sarah Hertha Ayrton. 5. She married widower William Edward Ayrton in 1885. Together they had one daughter, Barbara who they called “Barbie” for short.
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