Georges Lemaître and Stigler’s Law of Eponymy

@article{Block2012GeorgesLA,
  title={Georges Lema{\^i}tre and Stigler’s Law of Eponymy},
  author={D. Block},
  journal={arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics},
  year={2012},
  volume={395},
  pages={89-96}
}
  • D. Block
  • Published 2012
  • Sociology, Physics
  • arXiv: History and Philosophy of Physics
One of the greatest discoveries of modern times is that of the expanding Universe, almost invariably attributed to Hubble (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 15:168, 1929). What is not widely known is that the original treatise by Lemaitre (Annales de la Societe Scientifique de Bruxelles, Serie A 47:49, 1927) contained a rich fusion of both theory and of observation. The French paper was meticulously censored when published in English: all… Expand
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