22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Breakthrough Listen: Searching for Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

Andrew will discuss the latest work in the Breakthrough Listen Initiative, the most powerful, comprehensive and intensive scientific search ever undertaken for signs of intelligent life beyond Earth. Funded by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, the project is using the Green Bank radio telescope in West Virginia and the Parkes Telescope in Australia to search for radio transmissions from advanced civilizations. In addition, the Automated Planet Finder at Lick Observatory is being used to search for optical laser transmissions from other technological civilizations.

This talk is hosted by Andrew Siemion

Image courtesy of NRAO/AUI/NSF


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