Google Doodle honours Omar Khayyam on his 971st birth anniversary

Google dedicates a special doodle to celebrate the 971st birth anniversary of Persian astronomer, mathematician and poet, Omar Khayyam.

Born on 18th May 1048 in the North-eastern Iran, Omar is known for his remarkable contribution in the field of mathematics. He had discovered the classification and solution to the cubic equations. He is also the man behind the invention of the parallel axiom. One notable contribution by Omar Khayyam was the 'Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra' Omar, who is also an astronomer has introduced the Jalali calender, a solar calender with 33 year intercalation cycle. This Jalali calender went on to become the base of many other calendars.

Apart from mathematics and philosophy, he also wrote several poems, some of which are still popular till today. His poems and verses are called 'Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam', these became quite famous even in the western world.       -Akhila kakarala