Jill Tarter TED Prize

The Technology, Entertainment & Design conference (TED) runs every year in California and brings together great speakers to talk about a wonderful variety of topics. Each year TED awards prizes to help three individuals achieve their wish. As Sarah has already pointed out, this year one of the prizes went to Dr Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute. The wording of her TED wish is:

I wish that you would empower Earthlings everywhere to become active participants in the ultimate search for cosmic company.

She gave a beautiful speech to TED and the video is now available for everyone to see. I have to say that her slides were perfect and I wish more scientific talks would aim for that level of simplicity and clarity. Hopefully the talk should appear below.

I was lucky enough to meet Jill during the Modern Radio Universe conference in Manchester in 2007. She was a very lovely person and even managed to spare some time to be interviewed for the Jodcast. I wish her all the best for her research.

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Posted in astro blog by Stuart on Saturday 21st Feb 2009 (18:45 GMT) | Permalink
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