NASA Technosignatures Workshop


Tags: SETI

Time: 26 - 28 September 2018 -

Location: Houston, Texas

This workshop has four main goals:

  1. Define the current state of the technosignature field. What experiments have occurred? What is the state-of-the-art for technosignature detection? What limits do we currently have on technosignatures?
  2. Understand the advances coming near-term in the technosignature field. What assets are in place that can be applied to the search for technosignatures? What planned and funded projects will advance the state-of-the-art in future years, and what is the nature of that advancement?
  3. Understand the future potential of the technosignature field. What new surveys, new instruments, technology development, new data-mining algorithms, new theory and modeling, etc., would be important for future advances in the field?
  4. What role can NASA partnerships with the private sector and philanthropic organizations play in advancing our understanding of the technosignatures field?

In-person participation is by invitation only and limited to 50 people who demonstrate expertise relevant to technosignature research and the specific goals of the workshop. A live webcast with chat capability will be available for online participants. Participants are welcome to utilize the chat box for input and questions as the chat box will be monitored.

SETI Institute President & CEO Bill DiamondBernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute Andrew Siemion, SETI Institute co-founder and Chair Emeritus for SETI Jill Tarter, and the Director of Optical SETI at the SETI Institute Eliot Gillum will all participate.

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