Hakan Kayal is a professor of space technology at the University of Würzburg. He believes that a new race to the moon has long been underway. He sees a great opportunity in one aspect in particular.more
IFEX is the Interdisciplinary Research Center For EXtraterrestrial Studies of the University of Würzburg, Germany.
The center is dedicated to developing and promoting interdisciplinary aspects of the extraterrestrial studies by means of basic research, development and participation in scientific-technical application projects, as well as in terms of the creation of appropriate training programs.
In addition, IFEX focuses on extraterrestrial research projects in the context of science and technology and their innovative application on Earth and in space.
The work area includes
- the exploration of space, objects in our solar system, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole,
- the search for signs of life,
- the search for extraterrestrial intelligence,
as well as
- the promotion and coordination of subject-specific and, in particular, interdisciplinary cooperations and
- dissemination of extraterrestrial studies.
In this paper a new way of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence is proposed by using a unique combination of
a new search strategy and modern technologies such as machine learning, which is called “HYPER-SETI”.more
On the Moon there are so called TLP several times per week. Those TLP are short flashes on the moon´s surface. There has been few research done on these phenomenons so a new telescope was deleloped and set up in Spain by Professor Kayal and his team.more
Professor Kayal had an interview with BR about SETI. You can find the link to the interview belowmore
Search methods and consequences of first contact with extraterrestrial intelligencesmore
Preliminary result of a study on OSETI was presented in Australia.more
IFEX was established with the approval of the IFEX Statutes of the University of Würzburg at its meeting on 27.09.2016.more