On Monday, July 20, Google Doodles in some areas commemorated the 51st anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing and paid tribute to NASA scientist Dilhan Eryurt. She is a Turkish astrophysicist who studies the formation and evolution of stars related to the sun and other main sequence stars, has made outstanding contributions to the success of the Apollo 11 mission, and has been awarded the Apollo Achievement Award for outstanding contributions.
The doodle shows Eryurt staring at the word “Google” to form a night sky filled with stars, planets, constellations and rockets. Google also cites Eryurt’s interest in mathematics with a constellation shaped like a square root symbol.
The life of Eythis is as follows:
Dilhan Eyyte was born in Izmir, Turkey, on November 29, 1926. In high school, she was particularly interested in math. As a result, after graduating from high school, she chose to study in the Department of Mathematics and Astronomy at Istanbul University.
In 1946, after graduating from Istanbul University, Dilhan Eyyott went to the University of Ankara to open a Department of Astronomy. She went on to study at the University of Michigan as a graduate student, and in 1953, Dilhan Eyyte received her Ph.D. in the Department of Astrophysics at the University of Ankara and became an associate professor at the University of Ankara.
In 1959, Dilhan Eyyte received a scholarship from the International Atomic Energy Agency, and soon traveled to the United States to work at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, where she conducted research on solar evolution. During this time, she was the agency’s only female astronomer.
In 1968, Dilhan Eyte returned to Turkey and organized the first National Astronomical Congress with the support of the Turkish Council for Scientific and Scientific Research Council of Turkey.
Between 1969 and 1973, Dilhan Eyott returned to NASA to continue her scientific work. In 1973, she returned to Turkey to teach in the Department of Physics at the University of Middle East Science and Technology. In 1977, she won the Tubitak Prize for Science. In 1993, Dilhan Eyott retired.
On 13 September 2012, Dilhan Eyte died of a heart attack in Ankara.