By Rodney D. Holder, Simon Mitton
The yr 2011 marked the eightieth anniversary of Georges Lemaître’s primeval atom version of the universe, forerunner of the fashionable day monstrous Bang concept. brought on by way of this momentous anniversary the Royal Astronomical Society made up our minds to put up a quantity of essays at the lifestyles, paintings and religion of this nice cosmologist, who was once additionally a Roman Catholic priest. The papers awarded during this publication research intimately the historic, cosmological, philosophical and theological matters surrounding the advance of the large Bang concept from its beginnings within the pioneering paintings of Lemaître via to the trendy day.
This publication bargains the simplest account in English of Lemaître’s lifestyles and paintings. it is going to be liked through execs and graduate scholars attracted to the background of cosmology.
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