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What If? Aliens exist?

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Date: Tuesday 23 May 2017
Venue: Hawthorn Community Precinct, Meeting Room 3 and 4 (Hawthorn Library), 584 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn

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Looking up at the night sky and contemplating the billions of stars in our own galaxy, physicist Enrico Fermi famously mused, "Where is everybody?"

It's a curious and sometimes frightening question to think about. Are we alone in our solar system? In our galaxy? In the entire universe? In this talk we consider where we might look for life as we know it, how we look at worlds beyond our own solar system, and what aliens might see if they were looking back at us.'

Speaker: Matthew Agnew, PhD Candidate, Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology


Provided by Boroondara libary service for what if lecture seriesWhat if? Unique ideas from university to community is a series of lectures presented by Swinburne University of Technology and hosted by the City of Boroondara Library Service. These highly engaging talks showcase the exciting research and activities that Swinburne staff and students are working on right now.

Lectures in 2017 will be held on alternating Tuesday's in April, May, June, September, October and November. Look out for upcoming topics.

Contact Information: Boroondara Library Service
Email: library@boroondara.vic.gov.au Tel: +61 3 9278 4666