We received a grant from the New Frontiers program funded by the John Templeton Foundation to pursue the Glimpsing Heat from Alien Technologies search for extraterrestrial intelligence.
Some press coverage of our award:
- A writeup of our paper in the MIT Technology Review online.
- An article in New Scientist (free login required, or go here)
- An article in The Atlantic online
- “Astronomers assume aliens are more open to solar power than Mitt Romney” (title not based on actual quote, obviously)
- An article at the Register
- Steinn Sigurðsson’s blog has mentioned this project and has more links
- The Eberly College of Science Faculty/Staff weekly newsletter
- A mention in this Popular Mechanics article
- Our work is mentioned in passing in this Washington Post article about my thesis adviser, Geoff Marcy,
- An Aeon article (which isn’t entirely accurate)
- The project is mentioned in this issue of Astronomy Magazine (which is only available as a hard-copy back issue).
- GEO magazine did a quick Q&A with me (article is in German)
- LiveScience has a nice writeup here, including quotes from Freeman Dyson.
- I contributed a post to Centauri Dreams on the subject, which was syndicated to Gizmodo.
- And, most importantly, Slashdot.
I summarized the project here, and I “slow-blogged” the basis of the project in these posts:
- Waste Heat, part I: Free-energy limited species
- Waste Heat, part II: Kardashev, Dyson, and the Byrds
- Waste Heat, part III: Climbing Kardashev’s Scale
- Science at the Speed of Twits
- Waste Heat, part IV: The Inevitability of Kardashev Civilizations
- Waste Heat, part V: Parameterizing Alien Civilizations
- Waste Heat, part VI: A “Physicists’ Definition” of Intelligence
- Waste Heat, part VII: SETI beyond the Milky Way
- Artifact SETI
- Big Spheres Around Small Stars
Paper III was published 15 April 2015. I “slow blogged” it here: