The International Astronomical Union (IAU) and the Hubble–Lemaître law

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In October 2018 the International Astronomical Union voted overwhelmingly to change the name of the “Hubble law” (relating distance and velocity in the universe’s expansion) to the “Hubble–Lemaître law”, thus including the name of Fr. Georges Lemaître in the law.  These are two articles from the prominent journals Science and Nature discussing the IAU vote.

Click here for an article on the vote from Nature.

Click here for an article on the vote from Science.

 

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