« Few theories could claim to have a more fundamental status than Big Bang Theory. This is now humanity’s best attempt at explaining how we got here : A Theory of Everything. This much is widely known and Big Bang Theory is now one of the most recognisable scientific brands in the world. What’s less well known is that the man who first proposed the theory was not only an accomplished physicist, he was also a Catholic priest. Father Georges Lemaitre wore his clerical collar while teaching physics, and not at Oxford, Cambridge or MIT but at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. It was this unassuming Catholic priest in an academic backwater who has changed the way we look at the origins of the universe. His story also challenges the assumption that science and religion are always in conflict. William Crawley introduces us to the "Father" of the Big Bang.
Producer : Mark McCleary. »
Cette émission comporte une interview de Dominique Lambert, remarquable biographe de Georges Lemaître.
Merci à +Kevin Clift
« Georges Lemaître Father of the Big Bang
The term Big Bang may have come to prominence because a BBC announcer picked up this phrase from the script when he announced a radio programme with Fred Hoyle in 1949. Fred Hoyle famously disagreed with the model proposed by Georges Lemaître and was trying to explain to the public that it was like a girl jumping out of a cake.
Fascinating 1/2hr radio programme highlighting the accomplishments and personality of Georges Lemaître :
Programme : http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01jmtxt
Stream : http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b01jmtxt
Georges Lemaître : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georges_Lema%C3%AEtre »