The Greatest Scientist You've Never Heard Of

Priest/scientist Georges Lemaître, the Father of the Big bang theory, died 50 years ago today in Belgium. To commemorate his achievements (and they were more than people realize), John Farrell, writing in Forbes, has put together this short video (below the portrait) featuring specialists from around the world as they present their thoughts on his legacy.

Brilliant yet humble, Lemaitre didn’t want his theories used to “prove” religion.

The Greatest Scientist You’ve Never Heard Of


Here is a youtube video that covers some of the same information on Fr. Lemaitre but from slightly different perspectives. What a great opportunity to celebrate a great scientist! Thanks for the reminder.

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John Farrell has also written a book on the subject:

The Day Without Yesterday: Lemaitre, Einstein, and the Birth of Modern Cosmology

I’ll be adding that to my stack!

Thanks for posting this. We’re working on a short commemorative post, and these links are helpful.

Here’s another link: Profile: Georges Lemaître, Father of the Big Bang from the American Museum of Natural History. At the bottom of the article you’ll find a link to an article about The Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation.

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