CHEM190-1: Freshmen Seminar:Chemistry

Topic: Are We Alone in the Universe?

August 23, 2017 - December 5, 2017
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10:00am - 11:15am
New Psyc Bldg 235 (36 Eagle Ro
Widicus Weaver, Susanna
FSEM33263
Appropriate for First Year students.
Special topics freshman seminar. Variable content. Please contact the instructor of record for specifics.

In this seminar, we will examine the possibility for life to exist elsewhere in the universe. We will also consider the various factors that influence our chances for making contact with other intelligent life forms. Topics that will be discussed include the development of solar systems with habitable planets, the evolution of life on those planets, the fraction of advanced civilizations that could develop from basic life forms, the rise of technology within a civilization, and the length of time technologically advanced civilizations are likely to exist.

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