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

One of the fundamental predictions of Einstein's General Relativity is that only light itself can travel at the speed of light. Any particles traveling faster must be traveling back in time. Two recent papers by a large consortium of physicists claim the discovery of neutrinos moving at speeds slightly in excess of the speed of light.

Our debate will pit some of those who discovered these neutrinos against their strongest critics. Our panel included David Cline, Gian Giudice, Sheldon Glashow, Christopher J. Hegarty, Laura Patrizii, Gabriela Gonzalez, and the debate was hosted and moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Program cover for the 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate titled Faster Than the Speed of Light. Cover image shows the inside the CERN particle collider