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How to Search for Dead Cosmic Civilizations If they’re short-lived, we might be able to detect the relics and artifacts they left behind

October 1, 2018

"The rate of growth of new technologies is often proportional to past knowledge, leading to an exponential advance over time. This explosive process implies that very quickly after a civilization reaches technological maturity, it will develop the means for its own destruction through climate change, for example, or nuclear, biological or chemical weapons. Developments of this type, over mere hundreds of years, would appear abrupt in the cosmic perspective of billions of years. If such self-destruction is common, this could explain Fermi’s paradox, which asks “where is everybody?”—and...

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Seven Astronomy graduate students recognized by the Derek Bok Center for Teaching & Learning for excellence in teaching in Spring term 2018. 

September 24, 2018
This number is unprecedented and speaks highly of the skills and commitment of our Teaching Fellows. Congratulations!
 
 
Astronomy

ASTRON 100 Gomez, Sebastian
ASTRON 130 Speagle, Joshua
ASTRON 16 Alam, Munazza
ASTRON 16 Christian, Pierre
ASTRON 16...

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