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Has Kepler Found Aliens?

November 1, 2016 @ 4:00 am - 4:00 pm

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.

Details

Date:
November 1, 2016
Time:
4:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Venue

UNC Chapel Hill, Chapman 125
205 S Columbia St
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States
Phone:
9198432629