I have just given my talk at SETI Institute. I don’t know why it is more stressful to give a talk in your host institution than somewhere else. 🙂 Anyway it went quite well since I talked about my recent work for the study of multiple asteroid systems. This is one of the most interesting works I have done over the last 6 years. I am glad I found a way to summarize it in a concise and logical way.
In a few days, the video of my talk will be available on the SETI web site. All our scientific lectures are recorded and put on the web, so I advice you to check the web site. They will give you a flavor of what kind of research we are conducting at the Carl Sagan Center of the SETI Institute. The Carl Sagan center, directed by Frank Drake, aims at studying all parameters of the Drake Equation, from cosmology (formation of the universe), to planetary science (formation of planets), Biology (life evolution), History (intelligent society lifetime) and Psychology. I am glad to be a Principal Investigator in this diverse and vibrant institution.
Tomorrow I will be working at UC-Berkeley where Peter Smith (Phoenix Principal Investigator at U. of Arizona) will give a talk about the results of this Mars mission. I will keep you posted of course!