Georges Lemaître

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Msgr Georges Lemaître
Born 17 Julie 1894(1894-07-17)
Charleroi, Belgium
Died 20 Juin 1966(1966-06-20) (aged 71)
Leuven, Belgium
Naitionality Belgian
Alma mater Catholic Varsity o Leuven
Varsity o Cambridge
Massachusetts Institute o Technology (PhD)
Kent for Theory o the expansion o the universe
Big Bang theory
Lemaître coordinates
Awairds Francqui Prize (1934)
Eddington Medal (1953)
Scientific career
Fields Cosmology
Astrophysics
Institutions Catholic Varsity o Leuven
Doctoral advisor Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin (Leuven); Harlow Shapley (MIT)
Doctoral students Louis Philippe Bouckaert, Rene van der Borght
Signatur Georges Lemaitre signature.jpg

Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître (French: [ʒɔʁʒə ləmɛtʁ] ( listen); 17 Julie 1894 – 20 Juin 1966) wis a Belgian priest, astronomer an professor o pheesics at the Catholic Varsity o Leuven.[1] He proponed the theory o the expansion o the universe, widely misattributit tae Edwin Hubble.[2][3] He wis the first tae derive whit is nou kent as Hubble's law an made the first estimation o whit is nou cried the Hubble constant, which he published in 1927, twa years before Hubble's airticle.[4][5][6][7] Lemaître an aa proposed whit acame kent as the Big Bang theory o the origin o the Universe, which he cried his "hypothesis o the primeval atom" or the "Cosmic Egg".[8]

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  1. "Obituary: Georges Lemaitre". Physics Today. 19 (9): 119. September 1966. doi:10.1063/1.3048455. 
  2. Reich, Eugenie Samuel (27 June 2011). "Edwin Hubble in translation trouble". Nature. doi:10.1038/news.2011.385. 
  3. Livio, Mario (10 November 2011). "Lost in translation: Mystery of the missing text solved". Nature. 479 (7372): 171–173. Bibcode:2011Natur.479..171L. doi:10.1038/479171a. 
  4. Sidney van den Bergh arxiv.org 6 Jun 2011 arXiv:1106.1195v1 [physics.hist-ph]
  5. David L. Block arxiv.org 20 Jun 2011 & 8 Jul 2011 arXiv:1106.3928v2 [physics.hist-ph]
  6. Eugenie Samuel Reich Published online 27 June 2011| Nature| doi:10.1038/news.2011.385
  7. http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v479/n7372/full/479171a.html
  8. "Big bang theory is introduced - 1927". A Science Odyssey. WGBH. Retrieved 31 July 2014.