Georges Lemaître 2016-08-08T02:33:34+00:00

Georges Lemaître

Georges LeMaître (1896-1965)
Belgian cosmologist and Catholic priest, LeMaître argued that the physical universe was initially a single particle—the “primeval atom” as he called it—which disintegrated in an explosion, giving rise to space and time and the expansion of the universe that continues to this day. This idea marked the birth of what we now know as Big Bang cosmology.