What is the Probability of Other Technological Species?

Can there be other technological civilizations in our Milky Way Galaxy? Tune in this week as we discuss with Dr. Adam Frank the cosmic frequency of technological species in the Universe. Recent advances in exoplanet studies provide strong constrai

Published on 20th Jul, 2017

Can there be other technological civilizations in our Milky Way Galaxy?

Tune in this week as we discuss with Dr. Adam Frank the cosmic frequency of technological species in the Universe. Recent advances in exoplanet studies provide strong constraints on all astrophysical terms in the Drake Equation. By modifying the form and intent of the Drake equation Dr. Frank shows that they can set a firm lower bound on the probability that one or more additional technological species have evolved anywhere and at any time in the history of the observable Universe.

Join Tony Darnell, Dr. Adam Frank, Dr. Svetlana Berdyugina and Dr. Jeff Kuhn for a great conversation about finding life in the Universe.

Read Dr. Adam Frank's Paper Here:
http://online.liebertpub.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1089/ast.2015.1418

Press Release:
http://www.rochester.edu/news/are-we-alone-in-the-universe/