I am "SETI-less" but not for long.
Last Friday (Aug. 27) I took a picture of my office located at the SETI Institute, Whismann Rd in Mountain View which is attached below.
Obviously there is something wrong here, since I am not very known for having an aseptic office. My office is a reflection of my personality and my research. You will find several layers of articles that I “was about to/have to/should” read/revise/finalize/correct, various opened books that I am using on a regular basis, and zillion of hand-writing notes which are important, but understandable only by myself. Below a picture of my “normal” SETI office taken in April 2010.
After 10 years at Whisman Road in the Symantech building, the SETI Institute is moving to a new location one mile away from our current building at 189 N. Bernardo Avenue. The building is currently being remodeled to fit our needs. Because it should be ready at the end of September, all employees are working from home (“telecommuting“) or from another location (UC Berkeley in my case). Throughout the transition period all SETI Institute staff will be available at their usual phone numbers and email addresses.
With a larger, and well designed new building, we should be able to attract new researchers. So this is definitely a new opportunity of growth for the SETI Institute.
We may have a dedication day of our quarters, so I am planning to give you a video tour. For the moment, we are all surrounded by boxes and the institute looks like a war zone. Most of us are wondering what to do with the stuff they accumulated over the past 5 to 10 years.
Franck (@AllPlanets on Twitter)