The search for intelligent life in the Universe: some great challenges for SETI


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Date
Wednesday, November 04 2009 - 12:00 pm, PST
Speaker
Ben Zuckerman
Affiliation
Physics and Astronomy Department, UCLA
Description

The union of space telescopes and interstellar spaceships guarantees that if technological extraterrestrial civilizations were nearby or common, then someone would have come here long ago. Dr. Ben Zuckerman will discuss how construction of telescopes such as NASA's proposed Terrestrial Planet Finder enormously strengthens the force of arguments against the existence of nearby intelligent civilizations.

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