Weekly Space Hangout – Dec 13, 2017: Emilio Enriquez and SETI’s Breakthrough Listen Initiative

Article written: 12 Dec , 2017
Updated: 15 Dec , 2017
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Dr. Emilio Enriquez is a Post Doc at the Berkeley SETI Research Center and a member of the Breakthrough Listen Initiative (http://seti.berkeley.edu/listen/). Emilio is the lead author of two recent SETI Research Center publications about Ross 128 b, the nearby exoplanet that researchers feel may have conditions that are conducive to life.

His expertise is in modelling of physical processes in galaxies, such as gas accretion onto galaxies, star formation, stellar feedback, gas accretion onto black holes, among other similar mechanisms. He also works with large multi-wavelength surveys of galaxies to study the connection between galaxies and their central super-massive black holes.

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1 Response

  1. Member
    Ken Lapre says

    Hi Fraser, I’ve heard you say SETI is a search for a signal directed specifically at Earth presumably since the aliens know we’re here. When I participated in SETI – using screen saver to analyze signals, it was just a general search for an intelligent signal – not one specifically directed at Earth. When did the change occur?

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