Georges Lemaître was born on July 17th 1894 in Belgium. Georges Lemaître is known for inventing the well known Big Bang Theory in the year 1927. According to the astronomer, the beginning of the universe is like a burst of fireworks and he believed that the Big Bang was the beginning of time. Georges Lemaître secured a doctorate in physics in the year 1920. After three years he began pursuing a second doctorate in astronomy and in the same year he was also appointed as the catholic priest.
While Georges was working as a lecturer at the catholic University of Leuven, he published a paper titled 'A homogenous Universe of constant mass and growing radius accounting for the radial velocity of extragalactic nebulae'. This article is based on Einstein’s theory of General Relativity and it explained that the universe is constantly expanding rather than being stable.
Georges Lemaître received lot of recognition for his theories. In the year 1934, he received the highest Belgian scientific distinction ‘Francqui Prize’ from King Léopold III.