20/06/1996 Belgian cosmologist Georges Lemaitre dies
The Greatest Scientist of the 20th Century You've Probably Never Heard Of
Fr. Georges Lemaitre and the Big Bang Theory
ATV-5: Georges Lemaître, Monseigneur Big Bang
Georges Lemaître, was a Belgian Catholic Priest, astronomer, professor of physics and inventor of the Big bang theory. When studying general relativity, he realized that if the universe was expanding, then the further we go in the past, the universe's contents must have been closer together. At some point in the distant past, all the matter in the universe was crushed into a single object, which he called the primeval super-atom.
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