|Fr George Lemaitre|
Father Georges Lemaitre wore his clerical collar while teaching physics, and not at Oxford, Cambridge or MIT but at the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium. It was this unassuming Catholic priest in an academic backwater who has changed the way we look at the origins of the universe. His story also challenges the assumption that science and religion are always in conflict.
In a fascinating documentary produced by Mark McCleary, broadcast at 9pm yesterday (7 June) on BBC Radio 4, William Crawley introduces us to the 'Father' of the Big Bang.
The programme is available to listen again here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b01jmtxt/Father_of_the_Big_Bang/