Dr Simon Steel gives an insight into the SETI Institute and the current state of SETI research.
Are We Alone? This very simple question remains tantalisingly unanswered, but research at the SETI Institute continues the quest for answers.
Dr Steel is Senior Director of Education and Outreach at the SETI Institute, located in Silicon Valley, California. He is a graduate of Sussex University and received his PhD from University College Dublin, where his research focused on star formation in blue compact galaxies. He worked for many years at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts and, prior to moving to sunny California, taught with the Certificate in Astronomy programme at University College London.