Anomalies in Modern Astronomy Research: An Online Symposium

Saturday, October 22 2022 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EDT]

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Saturday, October 22 2022 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM [EDT]

We discuss astronomical anomalies across a wide range of topics, from cosmology to the search for alien life. World-leading experts give their opinion on how anomalies challenge - or complement - our perceptions of astrophysics and the workings of our Universe. We discuss failures in the Standard Model of Cosmology, galaxies without dark matter and the ongoing search for natural, and unnatural, objects in the sky. Speakers include Martin Lopez Corredoira, Pavel Kroupa, Avi Loeb, Ignacio Trujillo, and Massimo Teodorani.

Please join us in this highly interactive event and plan to attend with your microphone and camera so that you may engage with the speakers and fellow attendees. SSE members are offered extended Q&A options, and all attendees will have opportunities to network and converse in the virtual social lounge.

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Since 1982, the Society for Scientific Exploration (SSE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has provided a professional forum for presentations, criticism, and debate concerning topics, which for various reasons, are ignored or studied inadequately within mainstream science. The SSE also promotes improved understanding of those factors that unnecessarily limit the scope of scientific inquiry, such as sociological constraints, restrictive world views, hidden theoretical assumptions, and the temptation to convert prevailing theory into prevailing dogma.

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Avi Loeb
Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science
Harvard University

Abraham (Avi) Loeb is the Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science at Harvard University and a bestselling author. He received a PhD in Physics from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel at age 24 (1980-1986), led the first international project supported by the Strategic Defense Initiative (1983-1988), and was subsequently a long-term member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1988-1993). Loeb has written 8 books, including most recently, Extraterrestrial, and nearly a thousand papers on a wide range of topics, including black holes, the first stars, the search for extraterrestrial life and the future of the Universe. Loeb is the Director of the Institute for Theory and Computation (2007-present) within the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and also serves as the Head of the Galileo Project (2021-present). He had been the longest serving Chair of Harvard's Department of Astronomy (2011-2020) and the Founding Director of Harvard's Black Hole Initiative (2016-2021). He is an elected fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, the American Physical Society, and the International Academy of Astronautics. Loeb is a former member of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) at the White House, a former chair of the Board on Physics and Astronomy of the National Academies (2018-2021) and a current member of the Advisory Board for "Einstein: Visualize the Impossible" of the Hebrew University. He also chairs the Advisory Committee for the Breakthrough Starshot Initiative (2016-present) and serves as the Science Theory Director for all Initiatives of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation. In 2012, TIME magazine selected Loeb as one of the 25 most influential people in space and in 2020 Loeb was selected among the 14 most inspiring Israelis of the last decade.

About Avi Loeb

Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science
Harvard University
Ignacio Trujillo
Researcher
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias

Ignacio Trujillo is a researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias. Ignacio holds a PhD in astrophysics from the University of La Laguna and has been a researcher at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg and the University of Nottingham. Dr.Trujillo is a specialist in galaxy formation and evolution. His current work focuses on ultra-deep imaging with the world's most advanced telescopes to test the dark matter paradigm and models of galaxy formation.

About Ignacio Trujillo

Researcher
Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias
Martín López Corredoira
Staff Researcher
Instituto de Astrofisica de Tenerife

Martín López Corredoira received a PhD in Physics at the Univeristy La Laguna (Tenerife, Spain) in 1997 and a PhD in Philosophy at the University of Seville (Spain) in 2003. Since 2011, he has been a is permanent staff researcher at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias in Tenerife (Canary Islands, Spain). He is author of around a hundred papers on galaxies and cosmology in international refereed scientific journals, half of them as first author; and more than 50 articles on philosophy and humanities or social topics. He is the main editor of Against the Tide: A Critical Review by Scientists of How Physics and Astronomy Get Done (2008, Universal Publishers); author of The Twilight of the Scientific Age (2013, BrownWalker Press); author of Fundamental Ideas in Cosmology. Scientific, philosophical and sociological critical perspectives (2022, IoP Publishing), and the main editor of Diversity, Inclusion, Equity and the Threat to Academic Freedom (2022, Imprint Academic).

About Martín López Corredoira

Staff Researcher
Instituto de Astrofisica de Tenerife
Pavel Kroupa
Professor
University of Bonn and Charles University

Pavel Kroupa studied physics at the University of Western Australia, Perth, and defended his PhD degree at the University of Cambridge in 1992. After post-doctoral appointments in Heidelberg and Kiel he accepted a professorship at the University of Bonn. He was awarded with a Heisenberg Fellowship, a Leverhulme-Trust Professorship and a Swinburne Visiting Professorship. He is the recipient of the Silver Commemorative Medal of the Senate of the Czech Republic and the Crystal Rose from J.Hradec. Since 2017, he has also been a professorem hospitem at Charles University in Prague. Pavel leads the Bonn-Prague SPODYR group which studies stellar populations, stellar dynamics, star cluster evolution, galactic dynamics, and cosmology. The group is unique in having developed non-LCDM structure formation simulation infrastructure allowing physically-well motivated research on galaxies and the large-scale matter distribution

About Pavel Kroupa

Professor
University of Bonn and Charles University
Beatriz Villarroel
Project Leader
VASCO

B.V. is the project leader of the ”Vanishing & Appearing Sources during a Century of Observations ”(VASCO) project where she is searching for vanishing stars and other anomalies in the sky. She received her PhD in Astronomy from Uppsala University in 2017. She is currently an international postdoctoral researcher sharing her time between Nordita and IAC Tenerife (Spain). In March 2021, she received the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science prize in Sweden for her searches for vanishing stars.

About Beatriz Villarroel

Project Leader
VASCO
Massimo Teodorani
Affiliate Researcher
Galileo Project

Massimo Teodorani (PhD., Bologna University) is an astrophysicist from North Italy. His Ph.D. in Astronomy from Bologna University is with a specialization in stellar physics. He has been carrying out research on eruptive phenomena in astrophysics, such as supernovas, novas, high-mass close binary stars with neutron star component, black hole candidate binary star systems, strongly eruptive protostars (FU Orionis type), and cataclysmic and pre-cataclysmic stars. He is an expert in photometric and spectroscopic observational techniques. He has been working as a researcher at the INAF Naples Astronomical Observatory and at the INAF Radioastronomic Observatory in Medicina (Bologna). Being experienced both in optical and radio astronomy, in a subsequent phase Dr. Teodorani carried out research on extrasolar planets (search for 22 GHz water MASER line in 57 stellar candidates) and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). He is presently a research affiliate of The Galileo Project (Harvard University). Recently Dr. Teodorani taught physics at the Bologna University, and he is a well-known science divulger in Italy about subjects such as astrophysics, quantum physics and anomalistics.

About Massimo Teodorani

Affiliate Researcher
Galileo Project

09:30 AM

1-1 Speed Networking Session

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM
09:45 AM

Welcome Session

09:45 AM - 09:55 AM
  • Beatriz Villarroel

    Project Leader

10:00 AM

The Galileo Project: In Search for Technological Interstellar Objects

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
  • Avi Loeb

    Frank B. Baird, Jr., Professor of Science

11:00 AM

Galaxies Lacking Dark Matter: Anomalies or a Natural Outcome of the Standard Model?

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
  • Ignacio Trujillo

    Researcher

12:00 PM

Dark Matter Does not Exist, but We Know Where to Go

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
  • Pavel Kroupa

    Professor

01:00 PM

Social Lounge Networking & Aspiring Explorers Meeting

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM

Problems of the Standard Model in Cosmology

02:00 PM - 02:45 PM
  • Martín López Corredoira

    Staff Researcher

03:00 PM

Search for Astronomical Anomalies Suspected to be Extraterrestrial Technosignatures

03:00 PM - 03:45 PM
  • Massimo Teodorani

    Affiliate Researcher

04:00 PM

Panel Discussion

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
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  • Ignacio Trujillo

    Researcher

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