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Special Colloquium

Title
Search For Extraterrestrial Intelligence and Why It Will Fail  
Guest Speaker
Ben Zuckerman, Research Professor and Emeritus  
Guest Affiliation
UCLA  
When
Wednesday, March 4, 2015 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm  
Location
Physics Auditorium (Rm. 202)  
Details

In recent years astronomers have discovered that essentially all stars are orbited by planets, thus raising the hopes of many persons that life and even technological life is common in our Milky Way galaxy and will soon be found.  Notwithstanding the existence of so many planets, we present reasons why technological life is a very rare phenomenon and thus will be very difficult to discover.

 

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