German chemist Julius Lothar Meyer In Google Doodle:

New Google Doodle - The periodic table of the elements does not delight every student. No reason not to celebrate Julius Lothar Meyer.

A school blackboard with artistic chalk drawing on it - The Google Doodle celebrates Julius Lothar Meyer on Wednesday.

The German chemist was born 190 years ago and is one of the founders of the periodic table of the elements.

The doodle shows a line diagram drawn on the school blackboard, a first arrangement of the chemical elements known in Meyer's time.

In front of it stands - studying an arrangement of test tubes - the master himself, with a long beard.

Google Doodle for Julius Lothar Meyer - but where is the lettering?

Meyer is at the same time the "l" in the obligatory Google lettering, which this time can only be deciphered as such with the greatest ingenuity and pronounced imagination. 

The first bulky glass bulb is most likely to be recognized as a capital "G". The other letters should also be represented by the other laboratory vessels and Julius Lothar Meyer.

This only works to a limited extent, but it is an advantage for the overall effect of the picture since the lettering is unusually discreet.

The birthday child is in the foreground, noting his groundbreaking findings on a clipboard. Meyer records the values ​​of the elements and sorts them.

The result is shown in the line diagram - a forerunner of our current periodic table. Reason enough to praise the chemist from Varel in Lower Saxony.

But there is still Dmitri Ivanovich Mendeleev. Today the Russian is almost the sole father of the periodic table in the public eye. That's not fair - he was just a little faster than Meyer.

In the spring of 1869, Mendeleev published the now known periodic table of the elements (PSE) - title: "The dependence of the chemical properties of the elements on the atomic weight".

In it, he arranges the elements known at the time in a table and in ascending order according to atomic mass.

Meyer followed suit a few weeks later and published an almost identical table. This is said to have been ready before Mendeleev's publication.

In 1882, the German and the Russian jointly received the Davy Medal of the British Royal Society for their findings.

Nevertheless, Julius Lothar Meyer is mostly only known to chemists today - completely wrongly, as Google finds.


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