Father Of ‘Big Bang Theory’ Georges Lemaître Lays Groundwork At MIT

For most people, the name Georges Lemaître probably doesn’t ring any bells. Yet Lemaître –Belgian Catholic priest, WWI military hero, theoretical physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and professor of physics –- was one of the most influential scientists of his generation. Born in 1894, Lemaître was a pioneer in offering a new conception of the cosmos, in a career that spanned the better part of forty years…

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