USC Lands a Major Academic Star

The University of Southern California has announced that Jill Tarter director of the Center for SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Research in Mountain View, California, has joined the physics and astronomy faculty at the university. Dr. Tarter hopes to develop and teach a course on astrobiology at the university.

Professor Tarter is considered one of the world’s preeminent scholars on the search for extraterrestrial life. She has been selected as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine.

Dr. Tarter is a graduate of Cornell University. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in astronomy from the University of California at Berkeley.

The video below offers a glimpse into the fascinating work of Dr. Jill Tarter.

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