Robert Scherrer – Georges Lemaitre’s Contributions to Cosmology

  • Video
  • 27 minutes
  • Level: high school and above

Cosmologist Robert Scherrer of Vanderbilt University discusses Albert Einstein, Vesto Slipher, Alexander Friedmann, Fr. Georges Lemaitre, and how the idea of the expansion of the universe came into being. The focus of the talk, given at the inaugural conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists, is the ideas and work of Fr. Lemaitre.  Scherrer argues that Fr. Lemaitre was ahead of his time in a number of ways.

Click here for an article from Our Sunday Visitor entitled “Catholic scientists discuss faith’s role in work”, on the first conference of the Society of Catholic Scientists—“Origins”—held April 21-23, 2017 in Chicago.

Click here for the Society of Catholic Scientists “Origins” conference page.

 

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