Omar Khayyam Google celebrates 971th birthday with Doodle, Mathematics and Astronomy Ingenuous, Honoured, Birth Anniversary. Google, today, marked the 971st birth anniversary of popular Persian mathematician, poet, philosopher, and astronomer Omar Khayyam with a doodle. Omar Khayyam, a celebrated Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet, is being remembered with a Google Doodle on his 971st birthday.
As a mathematician, Khayyam is known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations, where he provided geometric solutions by the intersection of conics. He was the first to give a general method for solving cubic equations. Born in Nishapur in northeastern Iran, Khayyam spent most of his life near the court of the Karakhanid and Seljuq rulers in the period which witnessed the First Crusade. Khayyam also contributed to the understanding of the parallel axiom.
Another major contribution includes the Jalali calendar, a solar calendar he devised with a near-precise 33-year intercalation cycle. This later became the base of several other calendars. Omar’s fame in the West rests upon the collection of Rubaiyat, or “quatrains,” attributed to him. Khayyam passed away on December 04, 1131 at the age of 83. He was buried in the Khayyam Garden. His work on the classification and solution of cubic equations is phenomenal of those times as he had provided geometric solutions by the intersection of cones.
As a mathematician, Khayyam is known for his work on the classification and solution of cubic equations. He was the first to give a general method for solving cubic equations. Khayyam also contributed to the understanding of the parallel axiom and at the age of 22, he had already created a name for himself within the field of mathematics. In 2012 as well, Khayyam’s 964th birthday was also celebrated by the search engine with a special doodle which was very well received by users.