NON BIS: The Contact Paradox: SETI & Assumptions About Extraterrestrial Life

Date: Friday 22nd November 2019
Start Time: 6.30 PM
End Time: 8.00 PM
Venue: The Royal Institution, 21 Albemarle Street, London, W1S 4BS

For the past six decades, a small cadre of researchers have been on a quest to find out, as part of SETI, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. So far, SETI has found no evidence of extraterrestrial life, but with more than a hundred billion stars in our Galaxy alone to search, the odds of quick success are stacked against us.

Keith Cooper explores how far SETI has come since its modest beginnings, where it’s going and the assumptions that we make in our search for extraterrestrial life.

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