Brian recommends the 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Faster Than the Speed of Light

The late Dr. Isaac Asimov, one of the most prolific and influential authors of our time, was a dear friend and supporter of the American Museum of Natural History. In his memory, the Hayden Planetarium is honored to host the annual Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate-generously endowed by relatives, friends, and admirers of Isaac Asimov and his work-bringing the finest minds in the world to the Museum each year to debate pressing questions on the frontier of scientific discovery.

This year’s Asimov debate will pit some of the experimentalists who claim to have discovered faster-than-light neutrinos against their strongest critics, as well as other teams who are racing to test relativity with unprecedented precision.

While the NYC show is, unfortunately, sold out, the internet live stream of the show is, by all appearances, absolutely free. According to the interwebs, (link,) Director of the Hayden Planetarium Neil deGrasse Tyson hosts and moderates six of the world’s leading voices in this great scientific debate. To watch the debate streamed live, tune in to at 7:30 PM EST on the evening of Tuesday, March 20.

Due to my personal schedule, I’m going to have to miss part of the debate, so I can’t use this on the show… but I’ll definitely end up watching the entirety on Youtube, later.

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