Jean-Luc Margot

  • Professor
  • UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary, & Space Sciences / UCLA Department of Physics & Astronomy

Professor Margot is part of the Earth, Planetary, & Space Sciences department and the Physics & Astronomy department at UCLA. He is an expert in SETI (search for extraterrestrial intelligence) and planetary astronomy. Among many awards and honors Professor Margot has received, he is a Knight of the Order of the Crown in Belgium and even has an asteroid named after him!


  • Are we alone in the universe?

    Humanity is engaged in the search for biosignatures and technosignatures with the goal of finding evidence of life elsewhere. Both strategies have merits, and I will argue that the search for technosignatures is a compelling, cost-effective strategy that may yield unambiguous evidence of life elsewhere in our lifetime. Since 2016, UCLA SETI has been conducting […]