Prof. G. H. Lemaître

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    PROF. G. H. LEMAITRE, professor of mathematical methodology and the history of mathematical sciences in the University of Louvain, has been awarded the Francqui Prize of the value of 500,000 francs. The Francqui Foundation was created in 1932, and may award this annual prize to the Belgian who has made outstanding contributions to science and thus enhanced the international prestige of Belgium. This year's prize has been awarded to Prof. Lemaitre for his outstanding work on the systems %of galaxies and on cosmic theory. His discoveries and theories have had a profound influence on astrophysical and physical thought throughout the world, especially in connexion with the theory of the expanding universe, which he originated. The presentation was made in the presence of the King of the Belgians.

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