报告题目:Are We Alone? -Searching for ET

摘要:SETI is an acronym for the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. It is the science of using telescopes, radio and optical, to search the skies for signals from alien civilizations.

The idea of SETI began in 1959 with the publication of a paper in the British journal Nature by Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison. The paper discussed the possibility of the existence of alien civilizations and how we might be able to detect them. Their conclusion was that the easiest method of detection would be radio waves.

Radio waves were chosen because they are capable of traveling the vast distances between stars and can be generated with reasonable amounts of power. We have been sending radio waves out into space for more than sixty years. All of our radio, TV, satellite, and radar signals are currently spreading out throughout the galaxy. Perhaps theyve already been detected by someone.

报 告 人:Prof. Dan Werthimer (CASPER Principal Investigator, Chief Scientist of SETI@Home,UC Berkeley)

报告人简介:Dan Werthimer:美国加州大学伯克利分校天文信号处理 和电子研究合作组织(CASPER)项目负责人, SETI@home 项目的共同创始人和首席科学家,执掌着许多加州大学伯克利分校射电、紫外和光学SETI项目,包括从邻近发达星球的智慧生命中搜寻地球外的射电辐射(SERENDIP)。他还是美国旧金山州立大学工程和物理系副教授,北京师范大学、法国马赛市圣.查尔斯大学、匈牙利有布达佩斯厄缶大学客座教授。他曾经在秘鲁、埃及、加纳、埃塞俄比亚、津巴布韦、乌干达和 肯尼亚等国家的大学教授课程。他在SETI、射电天文学、仪器和科学教育等研究领域发表论文多篇。他是“SETI 2020”的协作作家,Astronomical and Biochemical Origins and the Search for Life in the Universe的编辑。Dan教授在射电天文数字终端研发方面有丰富的经验,欢迎各位同 事、同学积极与教授进行交流讨论。

报告时间:2015年7月27日(星期一)上午10:30

报告地点:台本部110会议室

联 系 人:黄春苹 0991-3689050

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