News and Events from the Eberly College of Science
After searching 100,000 galaxies for signs of highly advanced extraterrestrial life, a team of scientists using observations from NASA's WISE orbiting observatory has found no evidence of advanced civilizations in them. "The idea behind our research is that, if an entire galaxy had been colonized by an advanced spacefaring civilization, the energy produced by that civilization's technologies would be detectable in mid-infrared wavelengths -- exactly the radiation that the WISE satellite was designed to detect for other astronomical purposes," said Jason T. Wright, an assistant professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds at Penn State University, who conceived of and initiated the research.
Albert honored with title of Distinguished Professor (3 February 2015)
Lin honored with title of Distinguished Professor (3 February 2015)
"Sculpting the Universe" is a free public lecture on January 31, 2015 (Event Date: 31 January 2015) (100 Thomas Building, from 31 January 2015 11:00 AM to 31 January 2015 01:00 PM)
"Understanding Einstein's greatest discovery" is a free public lecture on January 24, 2015 (Event Date: 24 January 2015) (100 Thomas Building, from 24 January 2015 11:00 AM to 24 January 2015 01:00 PM)
Runze Li Named Verne M. Willaman Professor of Statistics (13 January 2015)