Dr John Lattanzio, from the Centre for Astrophysics School of Physics and Astronomy at Monash University in Clayton, Australia, will give a talk entitled “Has Kepler Found Aliens?”
The Kepler spacecraft has revolutionized the search for exo-planets, and provided aster seismology data for thousands of stars. But it probably gathered more publicity from observations of one single star. This star does not look like anything predicted – with one exception: it looks very much like predictions made for the signature of alien megastructures around a star. In this talk I review the Kepler data for this star, and look at possible explanations.
A reception will be held in the ground floor lobby of Chapman at 5pm.