A recipient of Stephen Hawking and Yuri Milner’s $100 million Breakthrough Listen Initiative grant, astrophysicist and Director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, Andrew Siemion, challenges us to ask ourselves, “Are we truly alone in the universe?” He suggests that by looking into the past of other civilizations, we stand to learn about our own future.
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Dr. Andrew Siemion is one of the leaders of the “Breakthrough Listen Initiative” – a 10 year, 100 million dollar effort, sponsored by Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Prize Foundation, that is conducting the most sensitive search for advanced extraterrestrial life in history. Dr. Siemion is an astrophysicist at the University of California (UC), Berkeley and serves as Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Research. He frequently appears on international television and radio discussing the search for life beyond on Earth and the prospects for detection.
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Beyond the singularity: The search for extraterrestrial technologies | Andrew Siemion | TEDxBerkeley