Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the 124th birthday of Georges Lemaître, the astronomer and physicist who first proposed the idea of an expanding universe which began with the event we now call the Big Bang. His theory was confirmed soon afterwards by Edwin Hubble in what is currently known as Hubble’s Law.
Lemaître is likewise credited with proposing what has now turned out to be known as the Big Bang theory – which says that the detectable universe started with a blast of a solitary particle.
The theory, which is presently generally acknowledged, first showed up in 1931 in one of Lemaître’s scholarly papers and was a noteworthy break at the time.
Born on 17th July 1894 in Belgium, he at first started considering structural building. His scholarly interests were anyway put on hold while he served in the Belgian armed force for the term of the First World War.
After the war, he studied physics and science and was also appointed as a priest.
In 1923 he turned into a graduate understudy at the University of Cambridge before going ahead to learn at Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
In 1925 he came back to Belgium, where he turned into a part-time instructor at the Catholic University of Leuven. After two years, he distributed his earth shattering thought of an expanding universe.
His underlying thought was not related particularly to the Big Bang, but rather his later research concentrated on the idea of the universe beginning from a solitary atom.
In 1933 at the California Institute of Technology, a portion of the best researchers of the time from around the globe assembled to hear a progression of addresses.
After Lemaître conveyed his address and theory, Albert Einstein stood up and stated: “This is the most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation to which I ever listened.”
He was chosen an individual from the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
In 1951, Pope Pius XII asserted that Lemaître’s theory gave a logical approval to Catholicism – a claim that Lemaître disliked, as he expressed his theory was impartial.
He died in 1966, not long after he found the presence of cosmic microwave background radiation, which included weight to his theory the introduction of the universe.