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Michael Garrett

Michael Garrett

Sir Bernard Lovell chair of Astrophysics and Director of Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester


I'm a professor of astrophysics with a strong interest in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). I am also the vice-chair of the Int. Academy of Astronautics SETI Permanent Committee (SETI PC). I have published over 150 refereed journal papers, and was previously Director of ASTRON (The Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy) and JIVE (Joint Institute for VLBI in Europe).

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The $100 million Breakthrough Listen Initiative, founded by the billionaire, technology and science investor Yuri Milner and his wife Julia, has identified a mysterious radio signal that seems to come from the nearest star...

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