Only filmed interview with Georges Lemaître, ‘father of the Big Bang,’ rediscovered after 60 years
Quite a remarkable find after all this time! I guess one lesson to learn here is to never underestimate the importance of diligent archival maintenance.
Read more about the video and its signfigance from LiveScience.
The rediscovered video (opens in new tab) features Lemaître discussing his ideas with journalist Jérôme Verhaeghe during a Belgian TV interview, which was broadcast on Feb. 14, 1964. A small clip of the interview, around two minutes long, has been widely available for decades, but the full 20-minute video was considered to be lost after the film reel containing the footage disappeared shortly after the interview aired.
But this reel, it turns out, was simply misplaced.
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