For instance, how do the radio astronomers in Contact (the Jodie Foster movie based on Carl Sagan’s novel of the same name) infer the presence of extraterrestrial intelligence in the beeps and pauses they monitor from space? The researchers run signals through computers that are programmed to recognize many preset patterns. Signals that do not match any of the patterns pass through the “sieve” and are classified as random. After years of receiving apparently meaningless “random” signals, the researchers discover a pattern of beats and pauses that corresponds to the sequence of all the prime numbers between 2 and 101. (Prime numbers, of course, are those that are divisible only by themselves and by one.) When a sequence begins with 2 beats, then a pause, 3 beats, then a pause… and continues all the way to 101 beats, the researchers must infer the presence of an extraterrestrial intelligence.
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Research Mentor – Veronica Jimenez Ortiz, Department of Biological Science, CSU Fullerton. Ms. Dave studies mechanosensitive channels in a parasite that causes Chagas disease. Mechanosensitive channels are activated by stretches or pressure on the parasite’s outer plasma membrane that occur with changes in environmental conditions. Ms. Davis an HHMI graduate student scholar at CSU Fullerton and has presented her work at multiple local and international conferences. Pictured here (left to right): Lisba Fowler (Eden Family representative), Noopur Dave (CSU Fullerton) & Michael Cohen (Professor, Department of Biology, Sonoma State University & Chair, 2017 Eden Award Selection Committee).