How ‘Big Data’ could help SETI researchers intensify the search for alien civilizations

June 23, 2022 | GeekWire, Alan Boyle

Artwork shows the Gaia spacecraft against the background of the Milky Way. (ESA Illustration / D. Ducros)

University of Washington astronomer James Davenport and his colleagues lay out the plan in a research paper submitted to the arXiv pre-print server this month. The idea is also the subject of a talk that Davenport’s giving this week at the Breakthrough Discuss conference in California.