Julius Richard Petri: Google Doodle honours Petri dish inventor

Google has celebrated the birth of the inventor of the petri dish, Julius Richard Petri, who was born on May 31, 1852 with a doodle on its home page. He studied medicine at the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Academy for Military Physicians in Berlin and later worked

German scientist Julius Richard Petri's 161st birth anniversary has inspired to Google to dedicate an interactive doodle showcasing his invention, the petri dish, in full action. The interactive doodle features coloured petri dishes replacing the

Today's Doodle represents the latter, and is celebrating the 161st birthday of the inventor of the Petri dish, Julius Richard Petri. Rather than some stoic science scene, though, Google went down a more interesting route.

Petri was working in a Berlin hospital in the 1870s when he made his discovery. He was an assistant to Robert Koch – the father of modern bacteriology – at the time. The interactive doodle has the letters of the word 'Google' replaced with petri dishes

You can thank Julius Richard Petri for a lot of your high school biology fun. The inventor of the Petri dish is being honored by Google today with an awesome animated doodle. Petri was a German microbiologist who is