Are We Alone? – Jan 26

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.


Dan Werthimer

WHAT: Are We Alone in the Cosmos?
WHO: Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist, Berkeley SETI Research Center
WHERE: SF Public Library (Latino/Hispanic Community Room), 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
WHEN: 2020-01-26 — 2pm, Sunday, January 26 (1.5 hrs)
Add to Calendar YYYY-MM-DD 2020-01-26 14:00 2020-01-26 15:30 Wonderfest, Are We Alone in the Cosmos? Speaker: Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist, Berkeley SETI Research Center
Description:

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.

Location: SF Public Library (Latino/Hispanic Community Room), 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
HOW:

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