I suspect the vast majority of people going to Google today will not get that Google id honoring a a person one step away from being named Catholic Saint. In fact he was that was beatified by John Paul II. That is Nicolas Steno.
The Christian Science Monitor has an excellent article on him here. See Nicolas Steno: The saint who undermined creationism
Among the other interesting facts besides his research, was that he was a convert from Lutheranism , became A Bishop, and spent much of later life in self imposed poverty as he ministered to the Catholic minorities in northern Europe.