'Father of Big Bang theory': Google Doodle honours Georges Lemaître’s 124th birthday

ASTRONOMER and professor of physics Georges Lemaître’s 124th birthday has been honoured with a Google Doodle, acknowledging his role in formulating the modern big bang theory in 1927.

Mr Lemaître proposed on theoretical grounds the universe was expanding, which was later confirmed observationally by Edwin Hubble, in what is known as Hubble’s Law.

He is also acknowledged with proposing the concept the universe expanded from an initial point, which he called the “primeval atom” or “the Cosmic Egg, exploding at the moment of the creation”.

His theory was presented in one of his academic papers in 1931, and is now widely...
source: Express

2018-07-17 05:47
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