Birthplace of the Big Bang theory is celebrating its explosive history

The Big Bang! city festival will see the quiet city of Leuven come to life with a full programme of live music, exhibitions, walking tours and renowned artworks celebrating the wonders of the universe.

The Big Bang theory was first introduced and theorised in 1931 by Georges Lemaître, then Professor of Physics at the University of Leuven. His theory was initially met with scepticism, but today the city celebrates the theory that changed our perception of the universe.

The festival is bringing together some of the greatest minds in art, culture and science from across Europe to host panel discussions and events throughout the winter.

The first major art exhibition at Big

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