It was a pleasure to welcome Dr. Shostak to our School of Physics for two presentations, as well as a GAP-organized discussion with current graduate students. Seth had the opportunity to report on the scientific hunt for extraterrestrial intelligence and the progress made over the last decades as well as the possible discoveries to come in the next years. We also were pleased to hear about Dr. Shostak’s professional and personal experience, from a graduate student at CalTech to Director of the SETI institute, and his advice on what makes a career in science successful. We thank all the people who attended this conversation.
The members of GAP were very happy to help organize the venue of the annual School of Physics Cookout this year. We’d like to thank all the volunteers who contributed to the set up of the event, especially the hosts Sara Solla and Predrag Cvitanović, and the main organizers Pablo Laguna and Nicole Thompson. We hope GAP can further contribute to the planning of future social events for the physics community at Georgia Tech.