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Prof. Avi Loeb (UConn Physics Colloquium)

Friday, September 3, 2021
3:30pm – 4:30pm

Storrs Campus
Remote

Prof. Avi Loeb Harvard University

Title: Extraterrestrial Life: Are We the Sharpest Cookies in the Jar?

Abstract: The search for extraterrestrial life is one of the most exciting frontiers in Astronomy. First tentative clues were identified close to Earth in the form of the weird interstellar object `Oumuamua. Our civilization will mature once we find out who resides on our cosmic street by searching with our best telescopes for unusual electromagnetic flashes, industrial pollution of planetary atmospheres, artificial light or heat, artificial space debris or something completely unexpected. We might be a form of life as primitive and common in the cosmos as ants are in a kitchen. If so, we can learn a lot from others out there through the new frontier of "space archaeology ». The lecture will feature content from my book "Extraterrestrial", available at https://www.hmhbooks.com/shop/books/Extraterrestrial/9780358274551

Contact:

Prof. Moshe Gai

Physics Department (primary), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, UConn Master Calendar

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