Jill Tarter at TED2009

  • 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.