Release Date: 18 May 2014
51 minutes, 0 seconds
Exploring the Fermi Paradox in the local Solar Neighborhood with Dr. Daniel Cartin.
Daniel Cartin is a physics instructor at the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, RI. He graduated with a PhD in physics from Penn State, where he worked in what is now called the Institute for Gravitation and the Cosmos. He has also obtained a master’s degree from the US Naval War College.
His research has explored a wide array of topics, including quantum gravity and cosmology, the Lanchester salvo equations for combat between two sides, and issues dealing with the exploration of the local solar neighborhood (both by our own civilization and by hypothetical extraterrestrials). He enjoys running and playing ultimate frisbee, has visited every public library in Rhode Island, and currently lives in Middletown, RI with his daughter and author wife.
Geoffrey Landis, The Fermi Paradox: An Approach Based On Percolation Theory.
Daniel Cartin, On the Maximum Sufficient Range of Interstellar Vessels
Seth Shostak on the Last Term in the Drake Equation (starting at page 399)
Host and Producer: Paul Carr
Voiceover announcer: Erin Carr