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Father of the Big Bang Theory was a Leuven Alumnus

23 Mar 2016 9:24 AM | Jan Wauters (Administrator)

Georges Lemaitre, Belgian priest and professor of Physics in Leuven, was celebrated on the occasion of remembrance of his death 50 years go. 

The Belgian Ambassador in Washington DC hosted a seminar dedicated to Lemaitre at his residence on March 15. Keynote speakers were John Mather, Nobel Laureate and Sr. Astrophysicist at NASA, and Prof. Lambert, University of Namur, author of "The atom of the universe: the life and work of Georges Lemaitre.

Location of the Lemaitre conference
Belgian Residence, Washington DC.

Keynotes by 
Dr. John Mather, Nobel Laureate in Physics [for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer Satellite COBE] and NASA's project scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor of the Hubble Telescope.

Prof. Dominique Lambert, Director of the Department of Philosophy, University of Namur.


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