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Georges Lemaître, (born July 17, 1894, Charleroi, Belgium—died June 20, 1966, Leuven), Belgian astronomer and cosmologist who formulated the modern big-bang theory, which holds that the universe began in a cataclysmic explosion of a small, primeval “super-atom.” A civil engineer, Lemaître served as an artillery officer in the Belgian Army during World War I. After the war he entered a seminary and in 1923 was ordained a priest. He studied at the University of Cambridge’s solar physics…

Vulcanian eruption | volcanism | Britannica

Other articles where Vulcanian eruption is discussed: volcano: Six types of eruptions: The Vulcanian type, named for Vulcano Island near Stromboli, generally involves moderate explosions of gas laden with volcanic ash. This mixture forms dark, turbulent eruption clouds that rapidly ascend and expand in convoluted shapes.

Replica of KNM-ER 1470, a reconstructed Homo habilis skull found in 1972 at Koobi Fora, Kenya, by a team under Richard Leakey. Dated at close to two million years ago, this specimen is classified by some paleoanthropologists as Homo rudolfensis.

Homo habilis, extinct species of human, the most ancient member of the human genus. It inhabited parts of sub-Saharan Africa from roughly 2.4 to 1.5 million years ago. Many of its features appear to be intermediate between the relatively primitive Australopithecus and the more-advanced Homo species.

latitude and longitude | Definition, Examples, Diagrams, & Facts | Britannica

Latitude and longitude, coordinate system by means of which the position or location of any place on Earth’s surface can be determined and described. Latitude is a measurement of location north or south of the Equator. Longitude is a similar measurement east or west of the Greenwich meridian.

Coriolis force | Description, Examples, & Facts | Britannica

Coriolis force, in classical mechanics, an inertial force described by the 19th-century French engineer-mathematician Gustave-Gaspard Coriolis in 1835. An inertial force must be included in the equations of Newtonian laws of motion if they are to be used in a rotating reference frame.

Carl Jung | Biography, Archetypes, Books, Collective Unconscious, & Theory | Britannica

Carl Jung, Swiss psychologist and psychiatrist who founded analytic psychology. Jung developed the concepts of the extraverted and the introverted personality, archetypes, and the collective unconscious. His work has been influential in psychiatry and in the study of religion, literature, and related fields.

Highveld | region, Africa | Britannica

Other articles where Highveld is discussed: Eswatini: Relief and soils: …to east they are the Highveld, the Middleveld, the Lowveld, and the Lubombo (Lebombo) escarpment. Geologically, the oldest formations are in the west, and the youngest are in the east.

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Oliver Sacks, British neurologist and writer who won acclaim for his sympathetic case histories of patients with unusual neurological disorders. His 1973 book Awakenings was adapted into a film (1990). Learn more about Sacks’s life and work, including his notable books.

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