Finding E.T.: Then What?

Mar 8, 2024

11:30am – 12:30pm CT

The quest for E.T. accelerates as humanity’s technology advances. Powerful tools and global collaboration aim to detect signals from alien civilizations. If we find them, understanding and responding will pose unprecedented challenges. Two ground-breaking scientists will join with an artist who staged a revolutionary piece of global theater called A Sign in Space: creating and transmitting an “extraterrestrial” message to be decoded and interpreted by SETI professionals and the public. Can we unite the People of Earth to be prepare for a message from the real E.T.?

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photo of Daniela De Paulis
Daniela De Paulis

SETI Institute

photo of Wael Farah
Wael Farah

SETI Institute

photo of Franck Marchis
Franck Marchis

SETI Institute

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Shelley Wright

University of California, San Diego

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