Life Beyond Earth?


Media:  Talk    

Tuesday
April 3, 2012
20:00

Byens Lys
Christiania

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen

Uffe Gråe Jørgensen is an associate professor at the Niels Bohr Institute whose main research focuses on exoplanets and stellar evolution.

Rune Søchting

Rune Søchting works in the intersection of sound-based art and music composition. Has made numerous installations, field recording projects as well as composed music for videos and live music for performances and dance-performances.

Jonas Olesen

Jonas Olesen is a composer of electronic music and has worked in many different formats such as installations, concerts and as a DJ. He is educated from DIEM at The Danish Music Academy. Since 2007 he runs the record-label BIN.

For thousands of years humans have speculated whether the Universe is teeming with planets where life could exist, or whether our living Earth might be completely unique. Are there more planets out there like ours? If there are, why haven't we been visited by space-aliens all the time? What more than a planet where water can exist is required for life to arise and develop into a lasting peaceful technical civilization?


Prof. Uffe Gråe Jørgensen will go over the recent discoveries of many planets which are suitable for the development of life. If things progress as it looks like now, humans will have colonized the Moon and Mars within a few decades. All of the Milky Way may be teeming with life - us humans - in a few million years.


A spaced out lecture by Uffe Gråe Jørgensen followed by chilled cocktails and a performance by Rune Søchting and Jonas Olesen exploring the sonic potential of electronic processes by means of an array of different electronic and mechanical systems. Various processes like electromagnetic fields, photo-electric sound and micro-mechanical movements will be explored and the smallest movements will be dramatically amplified.



Organised by the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen






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