Does other intelligent life exist in the universe? Can SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) researchers detect radio, infrared, or optical signals from other civilizations? Current and future SETI projects, including the new $100-million Breakthrough Prize Foundation "Listen" project, may provide an answer. UC Berkeley astronomer Dan Werthimer will describe the rationale for past and future searches and will show how new technologies are revolutionizing SETI.
Dan Werthimer is Chief Scientist at the Berkeley SETI Research Center. He is also Wonderfest's 2019 recipient of the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.
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