TED Prize

Why the search for alien intelligence matters (TED Prize winner): Jill Tarter on TED.com

Posted by: Emily McManus

From TED2009! The SETI Institute’s Jill Tarter makes her TED Prize wish: to keep looking for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she (and all of us) can listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe. (Recorded February 2009 in Long Beach, California. Duration: 21:23.)

Watch Jill Tarter’s TED Prize wish from TED2009 on TED.com, where you can download this TEDTalk, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances from our archive of 385+ TEDTalks — including many more TED Prize wishes.

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