Kehillah Alumnus’ Research Results to be Published in Prestigious Astronomy Journal
During his Junior and Senior years at Kehillah, David Lipman (Class of 2018) worked on a scientific research project with the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) group at Berkeley. He started his project as a Junior, looking into the data sets for a school science project, which is when he started corresponding with Howard Isaacson and Steve Croft, who work on Breakthrough Listen and the APF program. David continued his work during his Senior Project and through the summer as a Breakthrough Listen Intern.
From the below-linked C|NET article:
Lipman analyzed APF data, looking for any signs of uber-powerful lasers straight out of science fiction — the kind a highly advanced alien civilization might use for communication or propelling spaceships.
“He quickly became familiar with a lot of background material to the extent that the team could converse with him at a highly technical level about his work,” Croft said. “Most students his age working on science problems are tackling questions where the correct answer is given in the back of the textbook. In contrast, David is doing original research that is helping us to advance our capacity to answer one of the biggest questions in science: Are we alone in the universe?”
David’s results have just been accepted for publication in a prestigious astronomy journal – a milestone both for David, and for the search for intelligent life beyond Earth!