2003 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Big Bang

Program cover for the 2003 Asimov Debate on The Big Bang

For the third Asimov Debate, our panelists discussed the Big Bang. In particular, alternative models that address the earliest moments of the universe. Do these alternative theories reaffirm the Big Bang, or suggest a shift in our notions about the origin of the cosmos?

The panel included Alan Guth, P. James Peebles, Lee Smolin, David Spergel, Paul Steinhardt, and was hosted and moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.