2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: The Theory of Everything

Can the entire universe be explained with a single, unifying theory?

This may be the most fundamental question in all of science, and it may be the most controversial. Einstein was among the first to envision a unified theory that could account for the behavior of all matter and energy in the universe, but a definitive solution continues to elude physicists to this day.

Our panel included Katherine Freese, Sylvester James Gates, Marcelo Gleiser, Brian Greene, Janna Levin, Lee Smolin, and was hosted and moderated by Neil deGrasse Tyson.

Cover for the 2011 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate on the Theory of Everthing. Cover shows a ball of string.