Google Doodle is celebrating the birthday of American inventor, Robert Moog originally Rober Arthur Moog who is also known as ‘Bob’. He was an electrical engineer who invented electronic synthesizer called Moog Syntthesizer.
Robert was born on May 23, 1934 in New York City. He graduated in 1952 from The Bronx High School of Science in New York. In 1957, he received a bachelor’s degree from Queens College. He did his PhD in engineering physics from Cornell University.
Moog’s foundation of two musical instrument manufacturing companies also tells us his inclination towards music. He merged that passion and career orientation to invent the electronic synthesizer. His instrument has been put on the Google home page and one can create his music by tuning up the mixer and generate music by the 24-key keyboard. It was one of the first widely used electronic musical instruments.
Signed in google users can even share their composition on Google +. Other users can also record their compositions and get a short g.co URL leading to a version of the Google home page that plays the recorded music.
Moog was honored with a Special Merit/Technical Grammy Award, and an honorary doctorate degree from Berklee College of Music in 2002. In April 2005, he was diagnosed suffering from brain tumor, four months later he died on August 21, 2005 at the age of 71.