Lisa Kaltenegger

Director of the Carl Sagan Institute

United States

Astronomy Professor @Cornell University, Director of the Carl Sagan Institute @CSInst, Searching for life in the universe #exoplanets, #astrobiology, #astronomy find me @KalteneggerLisa

OpEd in CNN
Could alien astronomers have spotted Earth? | CNN

The news that we'll soon have an unclassified report sent to Congress on "unidentified aerial phenomena" - commonly known as "UFOs" - has sparked widespread interest in the search for life in the universe. Might there be civilizations out there? Could there be technologically advanced extraterrestrials? If so, how can we find them?

Time Magazine
Finding a Second Earth

Somewhere out there are other Earths. Lisa Kaltenegger has a way to find them.

Invited OpEd in the Financial Times
Is Earth the only living planet?

Lisa Kaltenegger is among the scientists hoping to find evidence of life on worlds that orbit stars beyond our sun

Press: Latest Research

The Atlantic
Astronomers Are Keeping a Close Watch on the Next Star Over

They have noticed something intriguing coming from the direction of Proxima Centauri. Last month, as 2020 drew to a close and we on Earth completed one of our strangest orbits around the sun, news broke that astronomers had picked up a mysterious signal from another star.

The Atlantic
A Glowing Clue in the Search for Alien Life

Astronomers say potential life on planets around flaring stars might find a creative way to survive. It takes more than four years for its light to reach us, but Proxima Centauri is one of our closest neighbors. The star orbits in the constellation Centaurus, visible in the Southern Hemisphere, but is itself too faint to see with the naked eye.