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Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? When When Will Earthlings Find ET?

This meeting is hosted/sponsored by IEEE SPS Chapter

Speaker :

   Dr. Dan Werthimer

   Chief Scientist, Berkeley SETI Research Center



   AMD Commons C-6/7/8, 991 Stewart Dr., Sunnyvale, CA (map or Google Maps)



   6:30pm: Networking/Light Dinner

   7:00pm: Announcements

   7:05pm: Presentation

   8:15pm: Adjourn



   Free. Donation accepted for food.



What is the possibility of other life in the universe and can we detect radio and optical signals from other civilizations? Current and future SETI projects, including SETI@home and the new $100-million Breakthrough Prize Foundation Listen project may provide an answer. SETI@home chief scientist Dan Werthimer will describe the rationale for past and future searches, SETI signal processing algorithms, and will show how new technologies are revolutionizing SETI.


Dan Werthimer is principal investigator of SETI@home and several radio and optical SETI programs at the University of California, Berkeley. Werthimer also directs the Center for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER), and is associate director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC). Werthimer was associate professor in the engineering and physics departments of San Francisco State University and a visiting professor at Beijing Normal University, the University of St. Charles in Marseille, and Eotvos University in Budapest. He has taught at universities in Peru, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Kenya. Werthimer has published numerous papers in the fields of SETI, radio astronomy instrumentation and science education; he is co-author of "SETI 2020", editor of "BioAstronomy: Molecules, Microbes and Extraterrestrial Life" and "Astronomical and Biochemical Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe".

Talk Slides (Watch earlier video recording of this talk here)

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