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BANG! LEMAÎTRE WALK

Date:
Sat 23.10.2021
Sat 15.01.2022
Location: Grand Place
Hour: 11:00

BANG! IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF GEORGES LEMAÎTRE

Meet Georges Lemaître and discover who he was as a person and what he signifies, as a legend.

The man about whose findings Albert Einstein once remarked, ‘This is the most beautiful and satisfactory explanation of creation to which I have ever listened’, was a priest and professor at the University of Leuven. The walk takes you past all his familiar haunts, where he lived and worked. His ideas and their scientific import, as well as the challenges he faced in gaining their acceptance, all come up for discussion. You’ll also learn about what was sometimes a complicated relationship between his faith and science, getting to know who he was not just as a scientist but a person. By the end of this walk, you’ll look at Leuven and all the stars in the sky with a new set of eyes.

© Lander Loeckx
© Lander Loeckx

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

The walk departs from Leuven’s Grand Place (Grote Markt), at the façade of the city hall.

Tickets

Available online.
Travelling with a group? No problem! (But please book well in advance.)

Prices

  • Standard ticket: €8

Walk details

  • SAT 23.10
  • SAT 13.11
  • SAT 27.11
  • SAT 11.12
  • SAT 8.01
  • SAT 22.01

Contact

Visit Leuven
Naamsestraat 3
3000 Leuven
+32 (0)16 20 30 20
visit@leuven.be

Tip!

Big Bang Route: The 75 km-long cycle route between the twin towns of Leuven and Louvain-la-Neuve is dedicated to the Big Bang Theory and Georges Lemaître. Cycle yourself into shape while being educated on the origin and evolution of our universe!

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