Profile: Steve Hill

Personal background
I am 20 years old from Nottingham, England and currently studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Nottingham. After joining NULICE, I jointly began to build a site for the seti group with a fellow student Andrew Cripps. This can be found by clicking here.

I also am a fan of formula 1 and rugby, although I am not highly knowledgable in either, but at a push I know more F1 stuff.

We are also trying to get our entire university behind the nulice campaign. We estimate if every computer at UoN were to run the seti driver, we would return more units then Leeds do each day, so hopefully over a period of time, we would catch up and overtake Leeds to become ranked #2 in the world. We will not give up.

By the way the picture is 3-4 years old, I have changed a bit since then.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
There is extraterrestrial life out there, it is only a matter of time before we find it. There are many civilisations out in the vast universe we inhabit, some will be less evolved, others much more so, however it is highly unlikely that we establish contact with a civilisation of a similar level to our own.

If we do recieve signals that are similar to our own, the chances of them still being at our evolutionary stage are very remote. I would like to know if seti have a formula for working out if they were say x light years away, how much they would have evolved in the time it has taken for us to recieve their signal? If we do recieve something soon, then they either must be pretty close, much more evolved, (if they had our technology 100 years ago say), or they could have reached the top of evolution, if indeed there is a top level.

Establishing contact has its advantages and disadvantages, this will not stop me with seti, but we should have a better strategy for what to do when we do recieve a signal.
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