Profile: Stuart

Personal background
I am an amateur astronomer from Oxford, UK. I am a great admirer of Carl Sagan and a big supporter of the whole SETI project. I work at The Royal Society; the UK's national science academy.

I am also into movies, cookery and road cycling.
Thoughts about SETI and SETI@home
I run SETI@home because I want to maximise the speed and efficiency of the search. I am certain that other life exists elsewhere in the universe, but am under no illusions about how difficult it will be to detect it. So I feel it's important to dedicate as much resource to the project as possible. I want to do my bit, basically.

I think the help explaining the screensaver and the process of analysing the data could be clearer. I am a scientist by training (a chemist) and I am reasonably mathematically competent, but still find the explanation a bit lacking. Also, the design of the screensaver could be updated - it looks like something from the DOS era!
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