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SETI: Artists Imaging Exoworlds

SETI: Artists Imaging Exoworlds

| September 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

This video from SETI features a panel of artists, who are experts in visualising the alien worlds. Although it is hard to believe, art plays an important role in science and eduction. An important part of learning about the newly discovered planets is being able to visualise how they look, what colours dominate the landscape […]

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SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

SETI: Water Vapor on Europa

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this SETI talk Lorenz Roth will present his work on the vapor plumes found on Europa. Vapor on Europa has long been speculated and could possibly provide accessibility of subsurface liquid reservoirs. Possible evidence for this scenario was obtained by the images of auroral emissions obtained in December 2012 by the Hubble Space Telescope (HST), which […]

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SETI Talks: Low Cost Access to the Surface of Mars

SETI Talks: Low Cost Access to the Surface of Mars

| July 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this recent talk from the SETI talk series Larry Lemke will discuss his work, focusing on the “Red Dragon” capsule. One of the main research interests of the NASA’s Ames team has been to robotically drill deeply into Mars’ subsurface environment to investigate how habitable it is.  In 2010, an Ames scientist realized that the […]

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The Quantum Origin of the Universe

The Quantum Origin of the Universe

| June 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this new talk from SETI, Prof James Hartle from the University of California, Santa Barbara, will talk about his work on the marriage of quantum physics and gravity. If the universe can be described by a wave function, that is if it obeys the laws of quantum mechanics, this function can specify how the universe […]

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Pascal Lee: Mission to Phobos and Deimos

Pascal Lee: Mission to Phobos and Deimos

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

In this newest talk from SETI, Pascal Lee talks about the mission to the moons of Mars: Phobos and Deimos. These two satellites, as Lee discusses, are of great importantance, not only due to their role in the future plans of the exploration of Mars, but also due to their mysterious formation. To understand the […]

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SETI: Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy Maps

SETI: Dark Energy from the Largest Galaxy Maps

| May 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have another recent talk from the SETI institute featuring David Schlegel. Schlegel introduces the findings of The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS), which has mapped 200 million galaxies in 2-D, and 1.5 million galaxies and quasars in 3-D. The data was used to investigate the properties of dark energy and was consistent with the simplest modification of Einstein’s laws. For […]

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SETI: Artist in Residence Special Event

SETI: Artist in Residence Special Event

| April 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

Artist in residence talk series feature authors and artists, whose work might be of interest to both scientists and experts of other fields. This installment features Edward Frenkel, professor of mathematics at U.C. Berkeley, and Marc Weidenbaum, whose new book, for the 33 1/3 series, is about the Aphex Twin album Selected Ambient Works Volume II. Frenkel […]

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Contacting ET with Mathematics?

Contacting ET with Mathematics?

| April 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Here we have a SETI talk delivered a few years ago on a fascinating topic of communication with ET. An interesting problem when considering a potential contact with ET is what form of communication could be best used. When you think about it, any language that we have here on Earth would be useless. Thus […]

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