Foothill talk focuses on search for life
UC Berkeley scientist Dan Werthimer is scheduled to discuss “Is Anyone Out There Among the Stars? The Hundred-Million-Dollar Breakthrough Listen Project” 7 p.m. March 15 at Smithwick Theatre at Foothill College, 12345 S. El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills.
Part of the 17th annual Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series, the illustrated, nontechnical presentation will cover the possibility of other intelligent life in the universe. Werthimer will address whether researchers can detect radio, infrared or light signals from alien civilizations and whether current and future projects searching for such signals, including the new $100 million Breakthrough Prize Foundation Listen project, may provide an answer.