I'm 21 year old and I am passionate about science. I moved to Montreal in the spring of 2006, and now I study Computer Science at Concordia University, Montreal. In my spare time, I am interested in the not very conventional side of science. I am also convinced we are not alone in the Universe. It is up to as to find out just how little we know about what is out there, and then to enlarge out views!
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I've been involved in the seti@home project for several years now. I've started with one of the first versions of the program, on my very first computer - an AMD k6-2 with 32 Mb of ram. Right now I am running it on a Core 2 Duo beast with 2 GB of ram.
Why do I use this program, you may ask? I'm using it because I am convinced there could be someone out there doing the same thing, on a distant planet. If someone can hear us, it must be located somewhere around 50 light years away maximum. On the other hand, we may be some day receiving transmissions hundreds or thousands of years old. I find this fascinating.
Even if looking only in the radio spectrum may not be the best thing to do in the search for extra terrestrials, itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a good thing at least to try something.