Saint Helena Virtual Forum

“Are we alone?”

A conversation with Dr. Avi Loeb about his controversial answer to the question.

February 9, 2022  5:30 to 6:30 PM PDT 
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Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24. Dr. Loeb led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton. Loeb has written 8 books, including most recently, Extraterrestrial (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2021), and about 800 papers on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. Dr. Loeb is the Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics , and also serves as the Head of the Galileo Project . He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy (2011-2020) and the Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative .
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A Conversation with Dr. Avi Loeb Professor of Science at Harvard University
Feb 09, 5:30 PM – 6:35 PM PST