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dc.contributor.authorShostak, Seth
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-04T17:16:08Z
dc.date.available2018-10-04T17:16:08Z
dc.date.issued2018-09-24
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/60463
dc.descriptionPresented on September 24, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, Room 152.en_US
dc.descriptionSeth claims to have developed an interest in extraterrestrial life at the tender age of ten, when he first picked up a book about the Solar System. This innocent beginning eventually led to a degree in radio astronomy, and now, as Senior Astronomer, Seth is an enthusiastic participant in the Institute’s SETI observing programs.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 67:03 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractAre we alone in the universe? The scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence is now well into its fifth decade, and we still haven’t discovered any cosmic company. Could all this mean that finding biology beyond Earth, even if it exists, is a project for the ages – one that might take centuries or longer? New approaches and new technology for detecting sentient beings elsewhere suggest that there is good reason to expect that we could uncover evidence of sophisticated civilizations – the type of aliens we see in the movies and on TV – within a few decades. But why now, and what sort of evidence can we expect? And how will that affect humanity? Also, if we do find E.T., what would be the societal impact of learning that something, or someone, is out there? Note the speaker gave a Physics Colloquium at 3pm in Pettit Microelectronics 102A&B with the same abstract. https://smartech.gatech.edu/handle/1853/60456en_US
dc.format.extent67:03 minutes
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysics Public Lecture Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in Science Lectureen_US
dc.subjectExtraterrestrial intelligenceen_US
dc.subjectHumanityen_US
dc.subjectSocietyen_US
dc.titleWhen Will We Find E.T. and What Happens If We Do?en_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameSETI Instituteen_US


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