Searching for extraterrestrial intelligence across a century

Public talks and lectures
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This is a St Cross Centre for the History and Philosophy of Physics event.

Join us at 5pm GMT for what promises to be a fascinating discussion looking at the history and future of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence...

Confirmed panellists:

  • Professor Lord Martin Rees OM FRS, UK Astronomer Royal
  • Dr Jill Tarter, Co-founder and Emeritus Director, SETI Institute
  • Dr Andrew Siemion, Director of Breakthrough Listen, University of Berkeley
  • Professor Tong-Jie Zhang, Beijing Normal University

Confirmed discussants:

  • Professor Paul Davies, Director of the Beyond Centre for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University
  • Professor Donald Brownlee, University of Washington – co-author of Rare Earth: why complex life is uncommon in the Universe
  • Professor GC Anupama, Indian Institute of Astrophysics, first woman President of the Astronomical Society of India

Session chair: Professor Sara Seager OC, MIT

This event is free to attend but registration is required.