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The Reverend Monsignor

Georges Lemaître
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Born (1894-07-17)17 July 1894
Died 20 June 1966(1966-06-20) (aged 71)
Leuven, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Alma mater Catholic University of Leuven
St Edmund's House, Cambridge
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known for Theory of the expansion of the universe
Big Bang theory
Lemaître coordinates
Awards Francqui Prize (1934)
Eddington Medal (1953)
Scientific career
Fields Cosmology
Astrophysics Mathematics
Institutions Catholic University of Leuven
Doctoral advisor Charles Jean de la Vallée-Poussin (Leuven)
Arthur Eddington (Cambridge)
Harlow Shapley (MIT)
Doctoral students Louis Philippe Bouckaert, Rene van der Borght
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Monsignor Georges Lemaître (Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître, 17 July 1894 – 20 June 1966) was a Belgian priest, astronomer , mathematician and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain.

He was the first person to say the Universe is growing. Some people think it was Edwin Hubble, but that is not correct. Lemaître was also the first to make the Hubble's law and the Hubble constant. Lemaître also started what became known as the Big Bang theory of the origin of the Universe. He called it his 'hypothesis of the primeval atom'.

General relativity
G_{\mu \nu} + \Lambda g_{\mu \nu}= {8\pi G\over c^4} T_{\mu \nu}
Einstein field equations

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