super/collider: Speaking into Outer Space

Oct 20 2016 19:30 - 21:30

Second Home, 68-80 Hanbury St, E1 5JL London


Join LSE's Dr Jill Stuart, Editor in Chief of the journal Space Policy, for an exploration of her fascinating research into sending messages to outer space through SETI and METI systems.

Humanity regularly sends information from Earth out into the universe that may be picked up by potential extraterrestrial intelligence.

Should we be sending such messages? If so, how do we represent ourselves in such messages? In searching the universe, what do we find out about ourselves?

Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics. She specialises in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation.

She is a Trustee of METI International, an organisation that focuses on sending messages from Earth to potential extraterrestrial life.

She is Editor in Chief of the journal Space Policy, and was the 2015 Recipient of the British Science Association's Margaret Mead Award.

Tickets are free for members and £3 non-members.

All proceeds from our cultural programme go to the Kibera Hamlets school in Nairobi, where Second Home has funded the construction of a new school building designed by our architects Selgas Cano.

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