Creative Ideas Contact Aliens SETI's Dan Werthimer

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Dan Werthimer, chief scientist at SETI@home, discusses a number of unfunded plans throughout the ages drafted by notable scientists to contact extraterrestrials. "The first funded SETI project was to send pornography into space," he jokes.


Are We Alone? Chief SETI@home scientist Dan Werthimer discusses the possibility of life in the universe, and how to set-up your computer to possibly detect the first signal from a civilization beyond Earth.

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Dan Werthimer is chief scientist of SETI@home and of several radio and optical SETI programs at the University of California, Berkeley.

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