- Video and article
- 20 minutes (video); 500 words (article)
- Level: all audiences
In 1964 Fr. Georges Lemaître gave an interview on the subject of his theory regarding the origin of the universe with journalist Jerome Verhaeghe. The theory had been called a “Big Bang Theory” by the astronomer Fred Hoyle. This interview had been presumed lost but was rediscovered in December 2022. Frs. Jean-Baptiste Kikwaya Eluo, S.J. and Paul Gabor, S.J. of the Vatican Observatory teamed up with Satya Gontcho A Gontcho, a scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, to produce a full transcript of the interview and an English translation of the interview. Berkeley lab produced this article about the interview in January 2023.
Click here for the Berkeley Lab article, which contains the video of the interview.
Click here for ArXiv paper by Kikwaya Eluo, Gabor, and Gontcho A Gontcho, which contains the English translation of the interview, as well as a French transcript of the interview, and a brief discussion of the interview.