2011 -- The Year To Trash Hubble!
A flurry of papers and followup blog articles have appeared recently
pointing out that it was Lemaitre, not Hubble, who first obtained a value
for the "Hubble" constant, and thus arguing that it is Lemaitre who should
be given credit for discovery of the expanding universe. Here is a list
of recent postings:
M. J. Way & H. Nussbaumer, "The linear redshift-distance relationship:
Lemaitre beats Hubble by two years"
J.P. Luminet, "Editorial note to 'The beginning of the world from the
point of view of quantum theory'"
S. Van Den Bergh, "The Curious Case of Lemaitre's Equation No. 24"
D. Block, "A Hubble Eclipse: Lemaitre and Censorship"
G. Shaviv, "Did Edwin Hubble plagiarize?"
H. Nussbaumer & L. Bieri, "Who discovered the expanding universe?"
S. Van Den Bergh, "Discovery of the Expansion of the Universe"
Nature News E. S. Reich, "Edwin Hubble in translation trouble"
- Nature News E. S. Reich,
"Letter sheds light on alleged censorship by Hubble"
J. Farrell, "Why Hubble's Law ... Wasn't Really Hubble's"
Nature M. Livio, "Lost in translation: Mystery of the missing text solved"
Everyone seems to have forgotten that the topic was aired back in 2007.
J.-P. Luminet, "The Rise of Big Bang Models, from Myth to Theory and
S. Carroll, "Update: Lemaitre vs. Hubble"
A new round of Trash Hubble papers has appeared, from the Sept 2012
Symposium "Origins of the Expanding Universe: 1912-1932"
J. Peacock, "Slipher, galaxies, and cosmological velocity fields"
M. Way, "Dismantling Hubble's Legacy?"
C. O Raifeartaigh, "The contribution of VM Slipher to the discovery of the
expanding universe" [This paper actually has a good perspective on the