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OSETI Optical Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence Kristina Krylova(University at Buffalo – SUNY) REU at Case Western Reserve University 27 July, 2010
Timeline Nationwide OSETI efforts Varieties of detector setups Night Sky Background simulation What’s next? Outline 2/12
1959 – Giuseppe Cocconi and Philip Morrison: interstellar communication via radio waves 1960 – Theodore Maiman: first laser in Hughes Research Laboratory 1961 – Robert Schwartz and Charles Townes: paper suggesting use of laser 1993 – Stuart Kingsley: optical SETI in the US Timeline 3/12
Columbus Observatory, 1993 Harvard, 1998 Princeton, 1999 UC Berkley, 1999 Lick Observatory, 2000 Case Western Reserve, 2007 OSETI groups 4/12