Georges Henri Joseph Édouard Lemaître was a Belgian priest, astronomer and professor of physics at the Catholic University of Louvain. He was the first person to propose the theory of the expansion of the Universe, widely misattributed to Edwin Hubble.
Mgr Georges Lemaître chats to Albert Einstein in California in 1932 (Photo: PA) Catholicism anti-science? A canard from atheists or those ignorant of history, both science and Catholic history. The father of the Big Bang Theory, was a, Father!
Georges Lemaitre was the first person to propose the birth of our universe from a singularity. He called the concept, "The Primordial Atom" . Fred Hoyle derided it as " The Big Bang" and the name stuck.