- 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 […]