Dr Chris Marker
As a continually evolving database Inspec keeps up to date with hot topics and subjects within the science, engineering and technology sector. Inspec hot topic videos highlight a particular area of interest.
25 August 2011 Inspec channel
This talk focuses on extrasolar planets and the search for extraterrestrial life. Since the dawn of mankind we have wondered if we are alone in the universe. Technology is now reaching a point where we may be able to answer this question. Sophisticated telescopes are now able to look for planets around other suns (extrasolar planets) and find out if their characteristics could potentially support life. We are also able to send rovers to planets such as Mars to directly look for life and have been sending out signal into space to try to attract the attention of anything that may be listening.
Inspec Content Coordinator, Nuclear and Particle Physics