Only interview filmed with Georges Lemaître, “the father of the Big Bang”, found after 60 years

A photo of Georges Lemaître from the found 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 his disappearance.

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 to propose that the movement of galaxies far from Earth was a sign that the universe was expanding, which was later confirmed by the observation of American astronomer Edwin Hubble.

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