Activity Report of the SETI Institute May 2016

may activity report

Every day, researchers at the SETI Institute are expanding mankind’s knowledge and understanding in the search for life beyond Earth.  Their work includes publication in peer-reviewed journals, research presentations and speaking engagements, technical reports, intellectual property filings, and more.  As part of our outreach commitment to share the Institute’s science and research, we are posting our monthly “Activity Report of the Carl Sagan Center” which catalogs the work of our scientists.

In the May 2016 report, among numerous publications you will see listed are: “Alien Mindscapes – Perspective on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence,” in Astrobiology; “Disk Dispersal: Theoretical understanding and observational constraints,” explained in Space Science Reviews; “Stratigraphy and Formation of Clays and Other Hydrated Minerals within a Depression in Coprates Catena,” revealed in the Journal of Geophysical Research.

Also in this report you will see ongoing participation by SETI Institute scientists at conferences and events, including BayCon 2016, held in San Mateo, and hosting a “Transit of Mercury” viewing at the SETI Institute.  Additional professional and public talks occurred at Nashville, Lake Tahoe, Idaho, and local outreach included Evergreen Elementary students from Cottonwood, CA, in a visit to NASA Ames.     

Our quest belongs to all of humankind, and today we're making it easier for you to share in the excitement of discovery and exploration that is daily life at the SETI Institute!

Download the complete May report