The Big Bang and Georges Lemaître

Proceedings of a Symposium in honour of G. Lemaître fifty years after his initiation of Big-Bang Cosmology, Louvain-Ia-Neuve, Belgium, 10–13 October 1983

  • A. Berger
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Cosmology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jean Audouze
      Pages 43-61
    3. Andrzej Krasiński
      Pages 63-73
    4. Bahram Mashhoon
      Pages 75-81
    5. J.-L. Hanquin
      Pages 83-92
    6. D. Galletto, B. Barberis
      Pages 93-102
    7. P. Delbourgo-Salvador, E. Vangioni-Flam, G. Malinie, J. Audouze
      Pages 113-122
    8. Jacques Demaret, Mark J. Gotay
      Pages 123-131
    9. D. K. Callebaut, N. Van den Bergh, P. Wils
      Pages 139-148
  3. Celestial Mechanics

  4. Structure of the Universe and Cosmic Rays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. Joseph Silk
      Pages 279-297
    3. J. H. Oort
      Pages 299-314
    4. L. Koch-Miramond
      Pages 315-325
    5. L. M. Ozernoy, V. V. Chernomordik
      Pages 327-327
    6. Y. De Rop, A. Moussiaux, P. Tombal, A. Ronveaux, J. Demaret, J. L. Hanquin
      Pages 329-340
  5. Georges Lemaître: The Man and His Work

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 357-361
    2. Andre Deprit
      Pages 363-392
    3. O. Godart
      Pages 393-397
    4. A. Berger
      Pages 399-407
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 409-420

About these proceedings


ix Fully aware of the work accomplished by Mgr. Lemattre, His Majesty King Baudouin enhanced this occasion by placing it under His High Patronage. His Holiness the Pope Jean-Paul II accepted to testify his paternel solicitude for the work of the scientists participating in the symposium. The President of the pontifical Academy of Sciences and the Director of the Vatican Observatory transmitted their fervent wishes for the full success of the symposium. Numerous other eminent people graced the ceremony with their patronage. The academic opening, the addresses of which are pub*lished by the Revue des Questions Scientifiques de Bruxelles , was presided over by Mgr. E. Massaux, Rector of the Catholic University of Louvain who spoke about Lemattre, the University professor. Professor Ch. de Duve, Nobel Prize winner in Medicine, called to mind the role of Lemattre as President of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences; the Emeritus Professor O. Godart, founder of the Institute, recalled the life and work of Mgr. Lemattre; Professor A. Deprit, Senior Mathematician at the National Bureau of Standards, spoke about Lemattre' s work in celestial mechanics and his keen interest for computers; Professor J. Peebles, Professor of Physics at Princeton University, summarized the fundamental contributions of Lemattre to modern cosmology. The attendance of more than three hundred people was enhanced by the presence of Mgr. A. Pedroni, Papal Nuncio, Mr Ph. Maystadt, Minister of Research Policy, Mr E. Knoops, Secretary of State, Mr Y. de Wasseige, Senator, Professor E.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Berger
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  1. 1.Institut d’Astronomie et de Géophysique Georges LemaîtreUniversité Catholique de LouvainLouvain-la-NeuveBelgique

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-6489-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-6487-7
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