Watch Avi Loeb speak on life in the universe

Posted by David Eicher
on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dr. Abraham A. Loeb, the chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department, describes the possibility of discovering extraterrestrial life on October 14 in the Science Center. // Mac G Schumer (Harvard Crimson)
Avi Loeb is one of the most knowledgeable and entertaining astronomers on the planet, and he also happens to be the chairman of the Astronomy Department at Harvard University. He is the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science and director of the university’s Institute for Theory and Computation. I am always amazed at his knowledge.

Now you can watch a recent lecture he gave on life in the universe, a very entertaining topic, and soak in the words of one of our most brilliant scientists. For those who do not know, Loeb is celebrated as the architect of understanding the eventually collision of our Milky Way Galaxy with M31, the Andromeda Galaxy, in what will become a garbled mess called Milkomeda.

You also can read about the lecture in the Harvard Crimson and the Harvard Gazette.


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