Are We Alone? Discourse on extraterrestrial research
‘Are We Alone?’ is a public seminar on the existence of extraterrestrial life, and the implications for our society. Questions posed during ‘Are We Alone?’ will include: is it worthwhile (economically, philosophically) to pursue extraterrestrial research? Are we are looking for life in the right forms? And how might the discovery of extraterrestrial life affect society?

The seminar will be ran as a panel discussion with three renowned guest speakers: Dr Klara Anna Capova, who is investigating attempts to detect life beyond Earth as well as scientific entrepreneurship at Durham University; Professor Ian Crawford, who is researching the future of space exploration at Birbeck University, University of London; and Dr Stuart Armstrong from the Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford; he is a SETI (UK) member and is interested in the long term potential for intelligent life.
Date: 26 January 2016, 17:00 (Tuesday, 2nd week, Hilary 2016)
Venue: T. S. Eliot Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Dr Klara Anna Capova (Durham University), Professor Ian Crawford (University of Birbeck), Dr Stuart Armstrong (University of Oxford)
Organisers: Thomas Scott (University of Oxford), Marie-Claire Koschowitz (University of Oxford), Leah Taylor Kearney (University of Oxford), Samuel Levin (University of Oxford), Samuel Hatfield (University of Oxford), Rebecca Smith (University of Oxford)
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Part of: Grand Challenges Seminar Series
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Public
Editor: Rebecca Smith