September 8, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Main Yurt
Harold Geller

Harold Geller, George Mason University

Sunday, September 8, 2013, 3:00 pm in the Yurt

What are the Odds? – From Life on Mars to Life in the Universe

We will address the probabilities associated with the likelihood of the existence of life on Mars, elsewhere in our solar system, and in the universe. We will also examine the Hawking harmful ETI hypothesis and the counterculture called extraterrestrial altruism.


Dr. Geller has over thirty years of work experience in industry, government and academia. He first taught astronomy as an adjunct, currently in his ninth year as a full-time faculty in physics and astronomy at George Mason University. He is also now serving as the Associate Chair of the department. He was Principal Investigator on a research grant from the Office of Naval Research (ONR). Dr. Geller also developed multimedia CD-ROM education and public outreach products for ONR.