A pictorial-only interview with Georges Lemaitre, the “Father of the Big Bang,” rediscovered 60 years later

Still image of George Lemaitre 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,” speaking of the birth of the universe has been rediscovered nearly 60 years after it was lost.

Lemaitre (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 suggest that the movement galaxies away from a land was a sign of that being It was expanding, which was later confirmed by the American astronomer Edwin Hubble.

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