Introducing the Science and Communications Team

Hello!

We are thrilled by the response to our project “Are we alone in the universe?” since our launch on February 14, 2023. Today, we would like to introduce the Science and Communications Team that we assembled to operate the project. A few of our goals include writing code, analyzing unusual signals, responding to questions posted to the Talk discussion boards, making the space welcoming and inclusive, and producing social media content.

UCLA SETI team
The Science and Communications Team prior to the launch of “Are we alone in the universe?” From left to right: Ella, Jay, Megan, Jeremy, Priscella, Jean-Luc.  Not pictured: Liam.

The Science and Communications Team includes:

Ella, a third-year astrophysics student at UCLA, who hails from Southern California and enjoys hiking and baking.

Jay, a third-year astrophysics student at UCLA, who hails from Michigan and enjoys observing the night sky and playing chess.

Jeremy, a first-year astrophysics student at UCLA, who hails from Massachusetts and enjoys origami and stargazing.

Liam, a second-year astrophysics student at UCLA, who hails from California and enjoys running, soccer, and rock-climbing.

Priscella, a second-year cognitive science student at UCLA, who hails from Texas and enjoys painting and making jewelry.

Megan, a first-year graduate student in planetary science at UCLA, who is a Los Angeles native who owns two large, poorly behaved cats.

Jean-Luc, a Belgian-born planetary astronomer who teaches at UCLA and was fortunate to meet SETI pioneers Carl Sagan, Frank Drake, Jill Tarter, and Paul Horowitz.     

We stand ready to answer your questions and look forward to engaging with many of you on http://arewealone.earth soon!

Sincerely,

UCLA SETI

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