Public Event

Is there anyone out there?

Date: 16 Jun 2015
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Physics Exhibition Centre, University of York

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For more than 50 years, giant radio telescopes have scanned the skies looking for signals from extra-terrestrial civilisations. We’ve discovered some amazing astronomical phenomena but so far nothing that looks like a message from deep space. Professor Tim O'Brien will discuss the current state of play and what the future might hold for our attempts to answer this most fundamental of questions: "Are we alone in the Universe?”

Tim O'Brien is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Manchester and Associate Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics with responsibility for Public Engagement and Communications. He is the Science Director for the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre and has appeared on many television programmes including BBC News, Sky News and Stargazing Live. He currently has a monthly space news show on BBC Radio 5 Live.

The lecture will begin at 7:30, following the presentation of this year’s Schools Physicist of the Year award.

This event is part of the York Festival of Ideas. Check out yorkfestivalofideas.com/2015 for lots more exciting events.

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