Dr. Andrew Siemion


Dr. Andrew Siemion is an astrophysicist at the University of California (UC), Berkeley and serves as Director of the UC Berkeley Center for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) Research. His research interests include studies of time-variable celestial phenomena, astronomical instrumentation and SETI. Dr. Siemion is one of the leaders of the "Breakthrough Listen Initiative" – a 10 year, 100 million dollar effort, sponsored by Yuri Milner’s Breakthrough Prize Foundation, that is conducting the most sensitive search for advanced extraterrestrial life in history, and has received many awards for his work on searches for exotic radio phenomena. Dr. Siemion frequently appears on international television and radio discussing the search for life beyond on Earth and the prospects for detection.