My name is Sebastian, I'm from Germany, studying physics at the Free University of Berlin. My hobbies are computers, Seti (obviously), guitar playing, and my girlfriend. Computers are great machines for calculations, so I build a little linux-cluster from old 486ers. You can see it here!. I study physics to learn more about our own natur. Maybe, with a better understanding of the world, we are able to build more effective radiotelescopes, or faster computers. There's quite much to find out, now and forever.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I'm quite sure that extraterrestrial life exists. Even though our own existence is not realy very probable, it's most likely that there are plenty of other organisms in this universe. We haven't found all living creatures on earth so, there must be a lot more to discover in space... I think, that we are going to find other liveforms in space, even though we might not be able to communicate with them. Can anybody speak to cows? Transmitting data into the orbit could help others to detect us, (as long as they got as cool projects like we on earth). What data should we send? Well maybe the human DNA, or some information of our location (on the other hand, one should be able to follow the direction from which the beam came).