Prof. Malcolm Coe, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton
One of the biggest questions facing Humankind is "are we are alone in the universe?" The implications for society if we find that the answer is "no" are far-reaching. But what are the odds? What are astronomers doing to find the answers? How will you react if contact is made with another intelligent species? What, if anything, should the government do?
A short introductory presentation by Prof. Coe. This is followed by a question & answer session and leads into a general discussion of the topic. There are no silly questions! Everyone is welcome to join in!
The Science Café is free and no booking is necessary.
Official Website: http://www.astro.soton.ac.uk/~crk/scicaf/programme.html
Added by dalelane on October 18, 2007