Cafe Scientifique Online: Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence

Tuesday 15th June 2021 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Location/Venue: Online on Zoom Only

Leigh Edwards will give a talk entitled SETI – the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence and having fun with the Drake Equation 

Is anybody out there? And if they are, then where are they, and how many civilisations are likely? Are we alone; one of the most fundamental questions we can ask? This presentation covers the SETI search and the attempts to estimate the number of intelligent, technologically advanced alien civilisations in our Milky Way galaxy. We will look at the Drake Equation and its various parameters, and the range of estimates it predicts.