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Lemaître, Georges, Abbé

Georges Lemaître, Abbé (zhôrzh, äbā´ ləmĕt´rə), 1894–1966, Belgian astrophysicist, mathematician, and Catholic priest. In 1927 he became professor of astrophysics at the Univ. of Louvain and proposed the big-bang theory to help link Einstein's relativity theory to the observed evidence of an expanding universe. He also did research on cosmic rays and the three-body problem. His works include Discussion sur l'évolution de l'univers (1933) and L'Hypothèse de l'atome primitif (1946).

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Lemaître, Abbé Georges Édouard

Lemaître, Abbé Georges Édouard (1894–1966) Belgian astrophysicist who formulated the Big Bang theory for the origin of the Universe. He saw the origins of the universe as analogous to a radioactive atom, with all the energy and matter concentrated into a kernel that he called the ‘primeval atom’. Lemaître argued that an expanding Universe would have originated in the explosion of the ‘primeval atom’.

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