News tagged Dan Werthimer

Investor Yuri Milner joins with Berkeley in $100 million search for extraterrestrial intelligence

On Monday July 20th, the Breakthrough Prize Foundation and it's founder, famed internet investor Yuri Milner, announced a contract with UC Berkeley that will provide a massive boost of funding towards the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. The foundation has pledged $100 million dollars over the next 10 years to UC Berkeley and other additional institutions as part of the …

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Debates Continue Over Messaging Extra Terrestrials

Experts Geoff Marcy (Department of Astronomy Faculty Member and SETI chair) and Dan Werthimer (Department of Astronomy Researcher and Chief Scientist of SETI@Home) recently gave an interview to California Magazine to discuss METI, the Messaging of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and the argument for proceeding with caution and implenting …

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CalDay 2015!

CalDay 2015 is almost here! On April 18th the campus opens up to the public for hands-on activities, lectures, presentations, tours, food, and other opportunities to engage with the campus community. The Astronomy department is hosting a number of events; see below for a complete listing so you can plan out your day!

Are We Alone?: SETI@home …

TAGS: Campbell Hall, Dan Werthimer, CalDay, Carl Heiles, Undergraduate Lab, Gibor Basri, Alex Filippenko

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New Instrument Extends the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence to New Realms

From Astronomy Magazine:

"Astronomers have expanded the search for extraterrestrial intelligence into a new realm with detectors tuned to infrared light. Their new instrument has just begun to scour the sky for messages from other worlds.

TAGS: Lick Observatory, Dan Werthimer, SETI, extraterrestrial, facilities, research

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Meet Dan Werthimer

Watch the Berkeley SETI Research Center's video profile for Dan Werthimer, Chief Scientist and co-founder of SETI@home and long-time department member!

Courtesy of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, Chris Schodt, and Steve Croft.

 

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Intelligent civilizations rarer than one in a million

"Scientists at UC Berkeley have now used the Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia to look for intelligent radio signals from planets around 86 of these stars. While discovering no telltale signs of life, the researchers calculate that fewer than one in a million stars in the Milky Way Galaxy have planetary civilizations advanced enough to transmit beacons we could detect.

TAGS: SETI, Dan Werthimer, Kepler, planets, Andrew Siemion

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