dimanche 30 décembre 2018

The Largest Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) | Berkeley's Breakthrough Listen Project

UC Berkeley’s Breakthrough Listen project is best described as SETI on steroids. 

Learn about the unique challenges that come with using our world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescopes to cover 10X more sky and 5X more radio spectrum than all previous efforts. Learn how this program is using more speed and data than astronomy has ever had available before to answer humanity’s biggest question: are we alone in the vast universe?

The presenter, Emilio Enriquez, conducts research in the Breakthrough Listen Lab at UC Berkeley. His work focuses on SETI, stellar flares and other astrophysical radio transient phenomena. He is originally from Mexico and is finishing his PhD in radioastronomy from Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands.

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