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Title    Vatican Observatory Hosts Conference on Astronomy
Date    Friday May 19 2017, @10:23AM
Author    cmn32480
from the i'll-give-you-your-God-if-you-give-me-my-billions-of-years dept.

butthurt writes:

The Daily Beast reports that astronomers met at the Vatican for a conference in honour of Georges Lemaître. Lemaître, a Catholic priest and astronomer, proposed in 1927 the notion of a "primordial atom" from which the Universe originated. His idea is now commonly called the Big Bang theory. The article notes that the words "God" and "religion" are absent from the titles of the presentations.

Slides (PDF) associated with the presentations are available from the Web site of the Vatican Observatory.

further reading:
official announcement
biography of Lemaître
The Cornell Daily Sun article about Lemaître

additional coverage:

Original Submission


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