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Faster Than the Speed of Light? LSU Professor Debates Tests of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity Live at 2012 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate

03/20/2012 03:05 PM

BATON ROUGE – LSU Professor of Physics & Astronomy and LIGO, or Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory, spokesperson Gabriela Gonzalez, one of the world’s leading experts on gravitational waves, will take part in a six-person debate discussing recent tests of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, including the recent controversy regarding the possibility that neutrinos can travel faster than the speed of light.


“This is a wonderful opportunity that brings together some of the foremost experts in the world for a lively debate about Einstein’s theory of relatively,” said Gonzalez. “At LIGO, we have dedicated ourselves to discovering and tracking gravitational waves, which are a prediction of Einstein’s. The opportunity to add to the international debate about such important topics is a great honor for me.”


The event will take place at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City, but will be streamed live via the Internet at  6:30 p.m. CST on Tuesday, March 20, at

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