"Where Are They?" —Fermi’s Question Will Soon Be Answered
During a lunch at Los Alamos in 1950, physicist Enrico Fermi asked his colleagues working on the Manhattan Project, “Don’t you ever wonder where everybody is?” Fermi argued that given the large number of stars and planetary systems in the Milky Way and their old age, life should have arose and acquired technology that would be far more advanced than ours. Don’t miss this brilliant talk by astrophysicist Jeff Kuhn. There are exponentially more planets in the Universe than stars. With technology like the upcoming Colossus Telescope, the decades-old Fermi question, will soon cease to be a paradox with the detection of advanced alien civilizations.