The Fermi Paradox – Aug 27

Since 1950, when physicist Enrico Fermi casually posed the question, the mystery has only deepened: Why hasn't ET visited us? Current evidence and reasoning suggest that life has been evolving in the cosmos for billions of years. Moreover, low-speed interstellar travel requires relatively modest technology. So why is the UFO evidence so poor, and the SETI results so ... negative? This special Wonderfest event will feature more "audience participation" than usual. Bring your questions — and possible answers — to address Fermi's fabulous question: Where is everybody?

Our host and speaker is Dan Werthimer, Chief Technologist at the Berkeley SETI Research Center. Dan is a SETI pioneer who has earned Wonderfest's Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization.

 


Dan Werthimer

WHAT: Where Is Everybody? — The Fermi Paradox and The Great Filter
WHO: Dan Werthimer, Chief Technologist, Berkeley SETI Reseach Center [https://seti.berkeley.edu/people/Dan.html]
WHERE: HopMonk Tavern, 224 Vintage Way, Novato, CA 94945 [https://www.hopmonk.com/novato]
WHEN: 2024-08-27 — 7pm, Tuesday, August 27 (1.5 hour)
HOW:

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