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Chaos & Complex Systems Seminar
Intelligent extraterrestrial life: Does it exist? and, if so, what are the prospects for discovery and communication?
Date: Tuesday, September 26th
Time: 12:05 pm - 1:00 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin (refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Ed Churchwell, UW Department of Astronomy
Abstract: I will explain what I mean by intelligent life, review the high points about what is known about the evolution of "intelligent" life on Earth and apply some of what are thought to be global principles that are likely to govern the origin and evolution of life in the universe. In particular, I will spend some time on limitations to our prospects for discovery and communication. This is a very broad subject, and I certainly will not have time to cover all the issues associated with this subject, nor am I qualified to speak about many of them.
Host: Clint Sprott
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