Jason Wright is an associate professor of astronomy and astrophysics at Penn State and a member of the Center for Exoplanets and Habitable Worlds. He is a board member and researcher in the Penn State Extraterrestrial Intelligence (PSETI) Center. Wright’s research centers around stars; their atmospheres, activity, and planets, as well as work on SETI. He finds and characterizes new planets around other stars using the Hobby-Eberly Telescope and Keck Observatory.
from Inverse May 20, 2022
“Remember: the origin of life on Earth goes back over 4 billion years. So any alien technology that might have brought it to the Solar System was billions and billions of years ago.”
from Scientific American January 18, 2020
from Penn Live January 5, 2021
from The Washington Post January 3, 2018
from Business Insider January 3, 2018
from Patriot-News March 18, 2019
from The Atlantic May 19, 2022
"I think we are seeing a shift. I think NASA has shown a real willingness to bring technosignatures in as part of astrobiology and the search for life in the universe, Congress' mood has shifted, and NASA can see the writing on the wall, and so it has been opening up its grants programs, and our colleagues in the field are listening to us."
from Yahoo May 2, 2022
"Technosignatures will probably be very challenging to detect, and since they represent products of alien forms of life, we aren't exactly sure what we are looking for. This means when we find one, it may be ambiguous.”