Only filmed interview with Georges Lemaître, ‘father of the Big Bang,’ rediscovered after 60 years


A still of Georges Lemaître from the rediscovered video. (Image credit: VRT)

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The only known video interview with Belgian physicist Georges Lemaître, widely considered the “father of the Big Bang,” talking about the birth of the universe has been rediscovered almost 60 years after it was lost.

Lemaître (1894-1966) was a professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium and  a practicing Catholic priest. In 1927, he was the first person to propose that the movement of galaxies away from Earth was a sign that the universe was expanding, which was later observationally confirmed by the American astronomer Edwin Hubble. 


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