- Jill Tarter
- Director, SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute's Center for SETI Research
- Speaking at TED2009
- February 2009
- Long Beach, CA
Why the search for alien intelligence matters (TED Prize winner!): The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter makes her TED Prize wish: to accelerate our search for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she and her team listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe.