2001 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Theory of Everything

Can the universe be explained with a single, unifying theory?
Program cover for the 2001 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate on The Theory of Everything.

On February 13, 2001, we assembled a distinguished panel of scientists for the inaugural Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate. Asimov was one of the most prolific authors of our time, and a great friend and supporter of the museum.

On this evening, our panel discussed the existence and issues around trying to find a "theory of everything"—one equation that describes the workings of entire universe, from the Big Bang to its ultimate fate.

The panel included Brian Greene, James Gates, Lisa Randall, Lawrence Krauss, Sheldon Glashow, and was hosted and moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.