Technosignature seminar series

Wednesdays at 12PM ET

This seminar series will include presentations related to technosignature science. Talks will be broadcast live and recorded on Zoom. Please contact Ravi Kopparapu ( for more information.

Upcoming seminars


Ann Marie Cody, SETI Institute

December 8, 2021


Hector Socas-Navarro, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

January 19, 2022


Hong-Ying Chen, National Astronomical Observatories, Chinese Academy of Science

January 26, 2022

The UCLA SETI Group's search for radio technosignatures

Jean-Luc Margot, UCLA

February 16, 2022

When Is The Evidence Sufficient To Claim The Discovery of Extraterrestrial Life?

Jill Tarter, SETI Institute

February 23, 2022


Bruce Macintosh, Stanford University

March 30, 2022


Kathryn Denning, Dept. of Anthropology, York University

April 13, 2022

Previous seminars

Data Science for Technosignatures

Anamaria Berea, George Mason University

December 1, 2021

A real-world evolutionary perspective to understanding alien life, via Star Trek

Mohamed Noor, Duke University

November 10, 2021

The Breakthrough Listen Signal-of-Interest 'blc1': Analysis, Origin, and Lessons Learned

Sofia Sheikh, Pennsylvania State University

October 13, 2021

Live Long and Prosper: Why Technosignatures Longevity Matters

Amedeo Balbi, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università Tor Vergata

September 29, 2021

Looking Beyond the Human: Using the diversity of life on earth to inform the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

Erica Cartmill, UCLA

June 16, 2021

Nautilus Telescope

Daniel Apai, University of Arizona

May 19, 2021


Beatriz Villarroel, Nordic Institute of Theoretical Physics

May 12, 2021

Origins Space Telescope

Kevin Stevenson, Applied Physics Laboratory, APL-JHU

April 28, 2021

Large UV Optical Infra-Red (LUVOIR) Surveyor

Aki Roberge, NASA GSFC

April 21, 2021

Habitable Exoplanet Observatory (HabEX)

Shawn Domagal-Goldman, NASA GSFC

April 7, 2021

Nitrogen Dioxide Pollution as a Technosignature

Ravi Kopparapu, NASA GSFC

March 31, 2021

Service Worlds - what are they and why may they matter?

Manasvi Lingam, Florida Institute of Technology

March 3, 2021

Experiments of Expectation: Technosignatures and the Search for Intelligent Life Beyond Earth

Claire Isabel Webb, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

February 10, 2021

A Statistic of One

David Kipping, Columbia University

January 27, 2021

SETI: The big picture

Jason Wright, Pennsylvania State University

January 13, 2021

Solar Gravitational Lens (SGL) for Biosignatures, SETI and Interstellar Telecommunications

Claudio Maccone, International Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica Torino (Turin) Italy

December 2, 2020

Structural Technosignatures: How can they be spatially resolved?

Svetlana Berdyugina, Leibniz Institute for Solar Physics / University of Freiburg, Germany

November 18, 2020

LIFE - the Large Interferometer For Exoplanets

Daniel Angerhausen, University of Bern

October 7, 2020

Technosignatures: Why, What and How. The Science of Emerging Sciences

Adam Frank, U. Rochester

September 30, 2020

Escaping the Great Filter: The Future of Civilization and the Search for Technosignatures

Jacob Haqq-Misra, Blue Marble Space Institute of Science

September 9, 2020

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