Allyson Sheffield

Asst Professor, Laguardia College

Life in the Universe

Are we alone? Earth is filled with life, but intelligent life is rare; most species on Earth are microbial. If they exist, how do we go about contacting other intelligent, technologically advanced civilizations? How do we “listen” for signs that they are out there, trying to contact us? The current status of the intriguing exoplanet Proxima b – a potentially habitable world in our cosmic neighborhood – will be discussed.