Mark your calendar, Spring '20 Splash will be on March 8, 2020!

Splash Biography


Major: Engineering Physics

College/Employer: UC Berkeley

Year of Graduation: 2020

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Past Classes

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S496: Are aliens out there? in Splash Spring 19 (Mar. 16, 2019)
Are aliens out there? How could we communicate to them? What would be the social implications of a discovery of intelligent life? If the answers to any of these questions interest you or you want to better understand what kind of research is being done to search for intelligent extraterrestrial life, this course is for you. We will describe some of the major scientific projects on Earth and their major obstacles conducting this research. We will also discuss the primary method used in this search so far using radio waves, which your cell phone relies on, and also potential future directions being explored. You’ll leave the class with a better understanding of the search for these intriguing signals and perhaps even a drive to join the effort!