with a little thingie over the ‘i’ … which I won’t attempt in Movabletype.
George Lemaitre was the priest and scientist who proposed the BIg Bang (though it was not called that then) theory. By the way, for those of you now interested in this discussion of removing the phrase “Darwinism” from our vocabulary, you may find it interesting that “The Big Bang” was originally a non-complementary term used to describe this theory, by its detractors.
Lemaitre prenumberated Hubble’s Law, and applied General Relativity to the Universe. He also did important theoretical work work with the atom.
Here’s a link to the Wikipedia piece.