SETI for Life in Space

Premiere DateOct 14, 2015
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:20 The Daily Beat pt. 1 Steve Croft
05:40 The Daily Beat pt. 2 SETI Center
08:30 The Daily Beat pt. 3 New funds, new research
10:30 The Daily Beat Outro
10:40 Speak Easy Mansionair
14:41 Finish

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Today on the Daily Beat, Wednesday October 14, 2015: Listen to our interview with Dr. Steve Croft from the SETI Center at UC Berkeley. Steve is a researcher in the Astronomy Department at UC Berkeley. He is involved in the development and operation of several next generation radio telescopes that provide vastly improved capabilities to survey the sky when compared to previous instruments. His primary scientific interests involve studying the growth of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies, and their relationship with their environments. At the Berkeley SETI Research Center he works to curate web and social media content about the search for life in the Universe.

The Breakthrough Prize Foundation and its founder, internet investor Yuri Milner, have signed a contract with UC Berkeley to lead a major escalation in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, or SETI.

The foundation has committed $100 million over 10 years to UC Berkeley and other participating institutions for a project called Breakthrough Listen, the most comprehensive scientific SETI project yet.


Host Lisa Autz
Lisa Autz is a staff writer, as well as Host of The Daily Beat and Co-Host of Third Eye Weekly. Lisa has a background in journalism and economics. She enjoys working on stories that shed light on the…