User talk:RockSolidCosmo

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Do we know that Eddington was the translator of Lemaitre (1927)?[edit]

hi RockSolidCosmo. In this edit of the Hubble's law article, you wrote that the 1931 MNRAS translation of Lemaitre's 1927 article in French was done by Eddington. Sidney van den Bergh arXiv:1106.1195 is not aware of the translator, he wrote that the MNRAS present-day editor could not find records of who did the translation, and David Block arXiv:1106.3928 does not seem to be aware of who the translator is. Given that the translator (or else maybe the editor in 1931) of MNRAS seems to have deliberately hidden the fact that Lemaitre estimated H_0 = 625 km/s/Mpc in 1927 - two years before Hubble, though using essentially the same data (distance moduli from Hubble) (see van den Bergh 2011 and Block 2011) - it's an especially important historical question.

Do you have any source for who the translator was, or did you just make an educated guess? We can switch this discussion over to Talk:Hubble's law whenever you wish. Boud (talk) 07:48, 30 June 2011 (UTC) (minor clarification Boud (talk) 07:26, 1 July 2011 (UTC))

Dear Boud, thanks for your comment. After checking some notes, I don't have source regarding the translator. I'll edit the biblio section of the Hubble's law article. Cheers, RockSolidCosmo (talk) 09:16, 1 July 2011 (UTC)
Sidney van den Bergh has a newer article on the subject. arXiv:1108.0709 Roger (talk) 06:12, 4 August 2011 (UTC)