SETI: The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence 6pm Free


The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence At UC Berkeley 

Berkeley SETI Research Center conducts experiments searching for electromagnetic signatures of intelligent extraterrestrial civilizations, spanning wavelengths from radio to visible light. We're the creators of the SETI@home volunteer computing software, that utilizes spare resources on volunteer computers to aid in processing data from radio telescopes. And we're excited to be participating in the new Breakthrough Listen initiative to use the Green Bank, Parkes, and Automated Planet Finder telescopes to dramatically expand the search for cosmic company.

Dan Werthimer is co-founder and chief scientist of the SETI@home project and directs other UC Berkeley SETI searches at radio, infrared and visible wavelengths, including the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Radio Emissions from Nearby Developed Intelligent Populations(SERENDIP). He is also the principal investigator for the worldwide Collaboration for Astronomy Signal Processing and Electronics Research (CASPER).

 
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Alma mater San Francisco State University, B.A.
University of California Berkeley
Known for Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence
Scientific career
Fields Astrophysics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Institutions University of California, Berkeley
Space Sciences Laboratory

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, Eotvos University in Budapest. His father, Jerrold Werthimer, was Professor of Journalism at San Francisco State University for many years.

Werthimer has taught courses at universities in Peru, Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Uganda and Kenya. He has published numerous papers in the fields of SETI, radio astronomy, instrumentation and science education; he is co-author of "SETI 2020" and editor of "Astronomical and Biochemical Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe".

 

 

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Date: 
Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 6:00pm