What if we are alone in the universe?

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

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    An Oxford study indicates that there is a 99.6% chance that humans are the only intelligent species in the galaxy and an 85% chance that they are so in the entire observable universe

    Period1 Jan 2017 → 28 Mar 2021

    Media coverage

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    Media coverage

    • TitleWhat if we are alone in the universe?
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletEl Pais
      Media typeWeb
      CountrySpain
      Date28/03/21
      DescriptionComplex multicellular life is only 600 million years old; us, just 100,000. "There are many factors that make intelligent life extremely rare to appear,"
      Producer/AuthorLuis Miguel Ariza
      URLhttps://elpais.com/eps/2021-03-28/y-si-estamos-solos.html
      PersonsStephen Webb
    • TitleScience or just fiction?
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletDiscover Magazine
      Media typePrint
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date1/12/20
      DescriptionLife beyond might not exist - or we just don't know how to find it
      Producer/AuthorSarah Scoles
      PersonsStephen Webb
    • TitleHow we'll find life in the universe
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletAstronomy
      Media typePrint
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date1/09/20
      DescriptionIs there life out there? Researchers are pursuing three paths to find out.
      Producer/AuthorRobert Naeye
      PersonsStephen Webb
    • TitleWhere is everybody?
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletReader's Digest
      Media typePrint
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date1/02/18
      DescriptionSome of the greatest human minds are scanning the universe, with a range of increasingly powerful telescopes, in the search for extraterrestrial life. The universe is unimaginably vast - how could we be the only ones?
      Producer/AuthorAmanda Riley-Jones
      PersonsStephen Webb

    Media contributions

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    • TitleThe Pump of Curiosity
      Media name/outletIMMagazine
      Media typePrint
      CountryUnited Kingdom
      Date1/06/20
      DescriptionThe Fermi paradox is one of the most puzzling problems in science. Could solar eclipses have anything to do with it? It took Enrico Fermi, a giant of 20th-century physics, just three words to brutally expose a troubling fact about the universe: where is everybody?
      Producer/AuthorGraham Jones
      PersonsStephen Webb
    • TitleStephen Webb Seeks Answers
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletTahdet ja avaruus
      Media typePrint
      CountryFinland
      Date1/01/17
      DescriptionIf there is life in the universe, why don't we hear anything about it?" This mystery has been considered by Stephen Webb for much of his career. New answers can still be found.
      PersonsStephen Webb