TODAY: Summer Lunch & Learn: Where are all of the aliens!?
The Fermi Paradox and the Drake Equation
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 · Noon - 1 PM
FREE lunch! Join us for a series of informal talks on a variety of interdisciplinary topics. Meet other students, connect with UMBC faculty, broaden your knowledge, and prepare for a successful career.
Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend this talk. Lunch is on us!
The Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) was, in some ways, started by new technologies developed in the first half of the 20th century in the World Wars. Since then, research labs and federal agencies around the country have discovered new ways to search for life outside of our home planet. What might this life look like? Will we ever be able to make contact? This talk will discuss SETI as it exists today and will leave you with the 80-year-old question: Where are they?
Roy Prouty directs the UMBC Observatory and offers monthly tours of the telescope dome. He also gives presentations on various aspects of our universe that are of interest to non-scientists. He's currently pursuing a Ph.D in Computer Science at UMBC, researching artificial intelligence applications in astrophysics in collaboration with the Applied Physics Laboratory.