Andrew Siemion

Summary

Andrew Siemion
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Andrew Siemion at the GeekPark 2018 Innovation Festival (Beijing, China)
Born
Andrew Patrick Vincent Siemion

(1980-08-09) August 9, 1980 (age 41)
NationalityUnited States
EducationA.B., University of California at Berkeley, 2008
M.A., University of California at Berkeley, 2010
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2012
Known forDirector of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute
Spouse(s)Mai-Chi Hoang
Scientific career
FieldsAstrophysics, astronomy, Radio astronomy
InstitutionsUniversity of California, Berkeley
SETI Institute
ThesisSearches for Exotic Radio Sources and Intelligent Life on Other Worlds (2012)
InfluencesJill Tarter
Frank Drake
Carl Sagan
Websiteseti.berkeley.edu

Andrew Patrick Vincent Siemion is an astrophysicist and director of the Berkeley SETI Research Center.[1][2] His research interests include high energy time-variable celestial phenomena, astronomical instrumentation and the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).[3] Andrew Siemion is the Principal Investigator for the Breakthrough Listen program.[4]

Siemion received a B.A. degree in 2008, an M.A. degree in 2010, and a Ph.D. degree in 2012, all in astrophysics from the University of California, Berkeley. In 2018, Siemion was named the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute.[5] Siemion is jointly affiliated with Radboud University Nijmegen and the University of Malta. Also in 2018, he was elected to the International Academy of Astronautics as a Corresponding Member for Basic Sciences.[6] In September 2015, Siemion testified on the current status of astrobiology to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the United States Congress.[7][8][9][10][11][12]

Media appearances

Siemion regularly appears on television, radio, and other media outlets discussing the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, astrobiology and astrophysics. He has appeared on Space's Deepest Secrets, Through the Wormhole, Horizon and Aliens: The Definitive Guide.[13]

References

  1. ^ "Breakthrough Initiatives". BreakThroughInitiatives.org. Breakthrough Initiatives. July 20, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  2. ^ "Andrew Siemion - UC Berkeley - Projects - Breakthrough Listen Initiative". UC Berkeley. 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  3. ^ "Query Results from the ADS Database". Astrophysics Data System. Retrieved January 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Breakthrough Listen Observing Program on the Green Bank Telescope". Retrieved July 22, 2018.
  5. ^ "Andrew Siemion Named Bernard M. Oliver Chair of SETI at the SETI Institute". April 9, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "International Academy of Astronautics".
  7. ^ Siemion, Andrew (September 29, 2015). "Prepared Statement by Andrew Siemion - Hearing on Astrobiology Status Report - From: House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology". SpaceRef.com. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  8. ^ "US House Committee Hearing: Astrobiology and the Search for Life Beyond Earth in the Next Decade". NASA. September 29, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.[dead link]
  9. ^ "Video (161:27) - US Congress - Hearing: Astrobiology and the Search for Life Beyond Earth in the Next Decade (EventID=103978) - begins at 62:42 (10:04:02 AM)". US Congress. September 29, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  10. ^ "Full Committee Hearing - Astrobiology and the Search for Life Beyond Earth in the Next Decade". US Congress. September 29, 2015. Archived from the original on April 8, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  11. ^ "Press Release - Hearing: Astrobiology and the Search for Life Beyond Earth in the Next Decade". US Congress. September 29, 2015. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  12. ^ "Transcripts - Hearing: Astrobiology and the Search for Life Beyond Earth in the Next Decade". US Congress. September 29, 2015. Retrieved October 19, 2015.
  13. ^ "Andrew Siemion IMDb Filmography". IMDb. March 30, 2018. Retrieved March 30, 2018.

External links

  • Official website
  • Andrew Siemion, Director of Berkeley SETI on YouTube