Global Summit

The Jefferson Educational Society invites speakers from around the world to speak on a broad range of globally important issues each fall as part of our Global Summit Speaker Series. To learn more about this year's Global Summit, please click here to download the Global Summit XI brochure.

To register for any or all of the Global Summit events, call us at 814.459.8000 or click on the events that interest you below to register online.

Extraterrestrial Life: Are We Alone?

November 1st,2019 | 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Penn State Behrend
Professor/Instructor/Speaker: AVI LOEB

Theoretical Physicist; Frank B. Bair, Jr.
Professor of Science, Chair, Astronomy
Department, Harvard University

This event will be held at Penn State Behrend's McGarvey Commons in the Reed Union Building. 

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AVI LOEB

Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University. Loeb published 4 books and over 700 papers on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. He serves as Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy, Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative and Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (ITC) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics . He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative, serves as the Science Theory Director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, as well as Chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies. He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space.