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Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb: Are We an Interstellar Civilization?

Collision Course

This is our second of three talks with Avi Loeb, the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. With our first discussion focusing mainly on the first Interstellar Object 'Oumuamua, I took the time to go back since the second known interstellar traveler had graced us with its presence. The topic of today's discussion was all things Interstellar. From objects to new discoveries to old science and new. We asked questions that crossed over all of Avi's best research and ideas. His knowledge about where humanity is on its quest for interstellar travel is as cutting edge as you can get. His involvement in the development of spacecraft that can reach our nearest star has been critical. His open mind has given him insight into the science of today. His choices are our choices as we follow along with those who design and create. Our future lies in the hands of people like Avi Loeb. He and thousands of scientists like him are uncracking the code, ending the ignorance. We have to be happy that men like him are taking time out for us to talk to, to learn. Our brain is his and only when we can ask the questions can we get the answers we need to be better informed, even ahead of the rest. I hope you like this interview, Episode 10 in Season 2 of Collision Course. Please like, follow, fill out a poll or answer a question we leave behind. Rate the show so we can reach more people like you! subscribe or send a direct donation to the me below. Beyond that, I am working on the next episode of Collision COurse Season 2! See you Sunday! $FrancisWalsh (CashApp) @FrantheMan77429 (Venmo) Avi Loeb | Center for Astrophysics (harvard.edu) Research Papers linked from this page. Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and a bestselling author (in lists of the New York Times,Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, L'Express and more). He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24 (1980-1986), led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative (1983-1988), and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1988-1993). Loeb wrote 8 books and over 800 papers on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy (2011-2020), Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative and Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (2007-present) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics . He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. Loeb is a former member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the White House, a former chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies and a current member of the Advisory Board for "Einstein: Visualize the Impossible" of the Hebrew University. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative (2016-present) and serves as the Science Theory Director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space. Breakthrough Starshot: A voyage to the stars within our lifetimes | Astronomy.com #astronomy #interstellertravel #lightsail #starshotInitiative #alphacentauri #FRB #FYP #light #radiowave #cometborizov #oumuamua  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collision-course/message

46mins

26 Jan 2023

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Avi Loeb: Why Aliens May Exist

The Agenda with Steve Paikin (Audio)

Are we alone in the universe? According to Harvard astrophysicist Avi Loeb, we got our answer to that question on October 19, 2017 when the peculiar and fast-moving and luminous interstellar object, named Oumuamua was observed. Loeb discusses his book, "Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

23mins

16 Jan 2023

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For the Record: Harvard Astrophysicist Avi Loeb and the Peculiarities of Interstellar Traveller 'Oumuamua

Collision Course

On October 19, 2017 a signal came from a Hawaiian-based research telescope that energized a large community of scientists and astronomers to learn more about an object orbiting within the inner solar system that had originated from outside our solar system An Interstellar Traveler, a first. Francis was quick to hear about and research the discovery and any information that was gleened from observation made as the object remained visible to land and space-based telescopes pointed their lenses in the way of 'Oumuamua. With every new repot there interest increased. With every new report something peculiar about the objects shape, origin, and speed was revealed. This was no ordinary object and so the search was on for relevant, accurate, and fact=based. The best way to get to the truth is to speak with the scientists who are on the front lines. Astronomers and scientists who research and write papers about new discoveries like 'Oumuamua. We are even guilty of this ourselves.  But make sure you understand before you go, this WAS NO ORDINARY OBJECT. BELIEVE ME. Oumuamua.pdf (harvard.edu) by Professor Avi Loeb Professor Loeb received a PhD in plasma physics at age 24 from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (1986) and was subsequently a long-term member at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (1988-1993), where he started to work in theoretical astrophysics. In 1993 he moved to Harvard University where he was tenured three years later.  He is now the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science and former chair of the department. He also holds a visiting professorship at the Weizmann Institute of Science and a Sackler Senior Professorship by special appointment in the School of Physics and Astronomy at Tel Aviv University. Loeb has authored nearly 700 research articles and 4 books. For full publications and biographies, visit his Professional Site  Additional Titles: Director, Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) Founding Director, Black Hole Initiative (BHI) Chair, Breakthrough Starshot Advisory Committee Chair, Board on Physics and Astronomy, National Academies--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/collision-course/message

51mins

15 Jan 2023

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Avi Loeb Extraterrestrial Life..Is The Scientific Community Ready ?

Night Dreams Talk Radio

Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at HarvardUniversity and a bestselling author (in lists of the New York Times,Wall StreetJournal, Publishers Weekly, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, L'Express and more). He received aPhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24 (1980-1986), led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative(1983-1988), and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute forAdvanced Study at Princeton (1988-1993). Loeb has written 8 books, including mostrecently, Extraterrestrial, and nearly a thousand papers (with h-index of 122 and i10-index of 557) on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, thesearch for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. Loeb is the Director ofthe Institute for Theory and Computation (2007-present) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and also serves as the Head of the GalileoProject (2021-present). He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard'sDepartment of Astronomy (2011-2020) and the Founding Director of Harvard's BlackHole Initiative (2016-2021). He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts& Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy ofAstronautics. Loeb is a former member of the President's Council of Advisors onScience and Technology (PCAST) at the White House, a former chair of the Board onPhysics and Astronomy of the National Academies (2018-2021) and a currentmember of the Advisory Board for "Einstein: Visualize the Impossible" of the HebrewUniversity. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough StarshotInitiative (2016-present) and serves as the Science Theory Director for all Initiativesof the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as oneof the 25 most influential people in space and in 2020 Loeb was selected among the14 most inspiring Israelis of the last decade. Click here for Loeb's commentaries oninnovation and diversity. Personal website: https://www.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/

1hr 35mins

7 Jan 2023

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Dr. Avi Loeb, Friday, 12-09-22

The Space Show

Dr. Loeb returned to discuss his Big Bang ideas, update us with his Galileo Project and more. Please read the full summary of the program at www.thespaceshow.com for this date, Friday, Dec.9,2022.

9 Dec 2022

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The SCIENCE of ALIENS: Garry Nolan & Avi Loeb

Into the Impossible With Brian Keating

Garry Nolan is a professor at Stanford University School of Medicine. His research is in microbiology, immunology, bio-computation, and analysis of UFO artifacts, materials, and he is actively investigating reports of UFO encounters.Avi Loeb is an astrophysicist at Harvard, the director of the Galileo Project, and the author of Extraterrestrial. In 1993 he moved to Harvard University where he was tenured three years later. He is now the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science and former chair of the department.EPISODE LINKS: WOW DNA SIGNAL http://bit.ly/3EBASJr Avi's Website: https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/ Latest essays: https://lweb.cfa.harvard.edu/~loeb/Opinion.html Garry's Twitter: https://twitter.com/GarryPNolan Nolan Lab's Website: https://web.stanford.edu/group/nolan/ Connect with me:🏄‍♂️ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrBrianKeating 📸 Instagram: https://instagram.com/DrBrianKeating 🔔 Subscribe https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 📝 Join my mailing list; just click here http://briankeating.com/list ✍️ Detailed Blog posts here: https://briankeating.com/blog.php 🎙️ Listen on audio-only platforms: https://briankeating.com/podcast Subscribe to the Jordan Harbinger Show for amazing content from Apple’s best podcast of 2018!Can you do me a favor? Please leave a rating and review of my Podcast:  🎧 On Apple devices, click here, https://apple.co/39UaHlB scroll down to the ratings and leave a 5 star rating and review The INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE Podcast. 🎙️On Spotify it’s here: https://open.spotify.com/show/2G3PRMUhxGQkyQzLiiCqlf?si=8656119458df4555 🎧 On Audible it’s here : https://www.audible.com/pd/Into-the-Impossible-With-Brian-Keating-Podcast/B08K56PXJX?action_code=ASSGB149080119000H&share_location=pdp&shareTest=TestShar Other ways to rate here: https://briankeating.com/podcast-  Support the podcast on Patreon https://www.patreon.com/drbriankeating or become a Member on YouTube- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmXH_moPhfkqCk6S3b9RWuw/join Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 13mins

25 Nov 2022

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Avi Loeb - Aliens, Black Holes & The End of the Universe - H3 Podcast #257

H3 Podcast

Today we are joined by astrophysicist Avi Loeb! We discuss all things space so strap in and blast off.

1hr 49mins

4 Nov 2022

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Bruce Fenton | Tektites' Mystery, Obsidian, "Glassy" Findings, Avi Loeb & Mars' "Organics"

Generation Zed Podcast

Bruce Fenton | Tektites' Mystery, Obsidian, "Glassy" Findings, Avi Loeb & Mars' "Organics".

52mins

25 Oct 2022

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Avi Loeb

Lexman Artificial

Avi Loeb, a world-renowned astrophysicist, joins Lexman on a journey into the unknown. They explore an uncharted corner of the cosmos, where a mysterious force lurks.

11 Oct 2022

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Avi Loeb on the Rust Belt Conspiracy

Lexman Artificial

Avi Loeb, a professor of history at Harvard University and author of “The Great Rust Belt Conspiracy: How State-Assisted Ruin Threatens Our Economic Future” joins Lexman to discuss the impacts of governmental policies that have hurt industries in the Rust Belt over the past several decades. They discuss the phenomenon of “adductions,” where companies vanish despite having no debts, and the effects of citizenries letting their ketches rot. Finally, they look at the rise in tilbury theft and the use of lithomarge to break into ships.

6 Oct 2022

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