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13th Annual James R. Arnold Lecture--The Search for ET: An Investment in Our Long Future

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Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive La Jolla, CA 92037

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Jill Tarter, SETI

Jill Tarter
, Center for SETI Research, SETI Institute

Jill Tarter holds the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in Mountain View, California. Tarter received her Bachelor of Engineering Physics Degree with Distinction from Cornell University and her Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of California, Berkeley. She served as Project Scientist for NASA’s SETI program, the High Resolution Microwave Survey, and has conducted numerous observational programs at radio observatories worldwide. She is a Fellow of the AAAS and the California Academy of Sciences, she was named one of the Time 100 in 2004, and one of the Time 25 in Space in 2012, received a TED prize in 2009, public service awards from NASA, multiple awards for communicating science to the public, and has been honored as a woman in technology. Since the termination of funding for NASA’s SETI program in 1993, she has served in a leadership role to design and build the Allen Telescope Array and to secure private funding to continue the exploratory science of SETI. Many people are now familiar with her work as portrayed by Jodie Foster in the movie "Contact".

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--4:00-5:00 Lecture
--5:00-6:30 Reception

Driving Directions:

--Use Freeway I-5
--Exit Genesee Ave and turn west
--Turn left onto North Torrey Pines road
--Drive 1/8 mi, turn right onto Torrey Pines Scenic Drive
--The Consortium is the first driveway on your right
--Lecture will be in the Duane J. Roth Auditorium

For further information: please contact or 858.822.6436.