Dr Clément Vidal is creating new ways to find advanced alien lifeforms
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Hi there!

I am passionate about big questions and pursue academic research at the frontier of knowledge.



Why do I need your support?

The lifeblood of innovative research is intellectual freedom. Unfortunately, I know too many researchers -myself included- who have to take other jobs, non-related to research, in order to pursue the research they are passionate about. This dramatically slows us down, and is a pure waste of intellectual energy and expertise.
Crowdfunding academic research is still at its infancy, but promises to be an exciting and enriching experience for both parties, as it will also naturally connect research with the greater public. I invite you to be a pioneer and to support my research here on Patreon!

What research will you support?

Looking at the night sky, you may have wondered: What if we are not alone? This simple question is, however, a huge scientific challenge.

Yet, astrobiology -the scientific field that deals with this subject matter- is mostly funded to search for primitive lifeforms in our solar system or beyond. If the discovery of primitive extraterrestrial life occurred, however great, we would still feel like the most intelligent species in the universe.

The SETI institute focuses on finding intelligent communicative signals. Yet scientists have shown that if extraterrestrial civilizations exist, they are likely 2 billion years our senior! Therefore, supposing that extraterrestrials would want to communicate with us is far from guaranteed, and may be as likely as you trying to communicate with bacteria or insects!
This is why I do not want to assume that extraterrestrials would try to communicate with us.

If advanced extraterrestrial lifeforms don't care about us, how do we even start to look for them? I'll tell more to my patrons, but a first logical step is to extrapolate our own development. You can watch this short TED-Ed animation video I wrote about the limit of technological progress:


This effort to find proof of extraterrestrial activity, of astroengineering traces, is sometimes called Dysonian SETI.

If you want to dig deeper, you can read my two recent papers about this quest: one is about an apparently operational pulsar positioning system for the galaxy that works almost like GPS. The other explores the possibility that some advanced civilizations may be feeding on stars as you read these lines. For more details, you can also read chapter 9 of my book.

If you support me here on Patreon, I’ll be happy to answer your questions in monthly “Ask Me Anything” sessions, to give you news and reading recommendations, to Skype in private, etc. Check the rewards for more details and also the greater goals!

The discovery of extraterrestrial life is awaiting us. Join me to discover our cosmic cousins! I look forward to sharing this quest with you.

Many thanks for your help,
Dr. Clément Vidal.
http://www.clemvidal.com
Tiers
Welcome to the quest!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • You are supporting the most important and unfinished scientific quest: finding evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence.
  • Access to the patron-only news feed about the creative process and strategy to look for advanced life.
Two is a magic number!
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Two. That's what we’re looking for: a second civilizations in the universe. Two is also the minimal number to start a dialogue

  • Collective monthly "Ask Me Anything" chat session
  • + all previous rewards
News from outer space!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to my selection about significant astrobiological news
  • Papers and books reading recommendations
  • + all previous rewards
Your name on print!
$10 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Your name will appear in the acknowledgements section of my future papers and books.

  • + all previous rewards
Digital copy of my book (value $55)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A digital copy of my book, signed by hand (digitally)
  • + all previous rewards
Hard copy of my book
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A hard copy of my book (value 43$) plus the digital copy (value $55)
  • + all previous rewards
Wow experience!
$100 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Do you want to experience the thrill of finding extraterrestrial life before everybody?
  • In case of a contact, you’ll become one of the first earthling to get a notification!
  • Monthly 30 mins Skype conversations
  • + all previous rewards
Diner in the Sky
$200 or more per month 0 of 42 patrons
Space is the limit
$500 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
  • Helping the higher goal of using or launching space telescopes to look for extraterrestrial intelligence. 
  • Monthly 1 hour Skype conversation
  • + all previous rewards
Keynote speaker
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I'll be happy to give one physical presentation (travel fees excluded)
  • + all previous rewards
Goals
$19 of $2,800 per month
My first goal is to become self-employed to focus on my research only.
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Hi there!

I am passionate about big questions and pursue academic research at the frontier of knowledge.



Why do I need your support?

The lifeblood of innovative research is intellectual freedom. Unfortunately, I know too many researchers -myself included- who have to take other jobs, non-related to research, in order to pursue the research they are passionate about. This dramatically slows us down, and is a pure waste of intellectual energy and expertise.
Crowdfunding academic research is still at its infancy, but promises to be an exciting and enriching experience for both parties, as it will also naturally connect research with the greater public. I invite you to be a pioneer and to support my research here on Patreon!

What research will you support?

Looking at the night sky, you may have wondered: What if we are not alone? This simple question is, however, a huge scientific challenge.

Yet, astrobiology -the scientific field that deals with this subject matter- is mostly funded to search for primitive lifeforms in our solar system or beyond. If the discovery of primitive extraterrestrial life occurred, however great, we would still feel like the most intelligent species in the universe.

The SETI institute focuses on finding intelligent communicative signals. Yet scientists have shown that if extraterrestrial civilizations exist, they are likely 2 billion years our senior! Therefore, supposing that extraterrestrials would want to communicate with us is far from guaranteed, and may be as likely as you trying to communicate with bacteria or insects!
This is why I do not want to assume that extraterrestrials would try to communicate with us.

If advanced extraterrestrial lifeforms don't care about us, how do we even start to look for them? I'll tell more to my patrons, but a first logical step is to extrapolate our own development. You can watch this short TED-Ed animation video I wrote about the limit of technological progress:


This effort to find proof of extraterrestrial activity, of astroengineering traces, is sometimes called Dysonian SETI.

If you want to dig deeper, you can read my two recent papers about this quest: one is about an apparently operational pulsar positioning system for the galaxy that works almost like GPS. The other explores the possibility that some advanced civilizations may be feeding on stars as you read these lines. For more details, you can also read chapter 9 of my book.

If you support me here on Patreon, I’ll be happy to answer your questions in monthly “Ask Me Anything” sessions, to give you news and reading recommendations, to Skype in private, etc. Check the rewards for more details and also the greater goals!

The discovery of extraterrestrial life is awaiting us. Join me to discover our cosmic cousins! I look forward to sharing this quest with you.

Many thanks for your help,
Dr. Clément Vidal.
http://www.clemvidal.com

Recent posts by Dr Clément Vidal

Tiers
Welcome to the quest!
$1 or more per month 2 patrons
  • You are supporting the most important and unfinished scientific quest: finding evidence of extraterrestrial intelligence.
  • Access to the patron-only news feed about the creative process and strategy to look for advanced life.
Two is a magic number!
$2 or more per month 3 patrons
Two. That's what we’re looking for: a second civilizations in the universe. Two is also the minimal number to start a dialogue

  • Collective monthly "Ask Me Anything" chat session
  • + all previous rewards
News from outer space!
$5 or more per month 1 patron
  • Access to my selection about significant astrobiological news
  • Papers and books reading recommendations
  • + all previous rewards
Your name on print!
$10 or more per month 0 of 20 patrons
Your name will appear in the acknowledgements section of my future papers and books.

  • + all previous rewards
Digital copy of my book (value $55)
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A digital copy of my book, signed by hand (digitally)
  • + all previous rewards
Hard copy of my book
$60 or more per month 0 patrons
  • A hard copy of my book (value 43$) plus the digital copy (value $55)
  • + all previous rewards
Wow experience!
$100 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
Do you want to experience the thrill of finding extraterrestrial life before everybody?
  • In case of a contact, you’ll become one of the first earthling to get a notification!
  • Monthly 30 mins Skype conversations
  • + all previous rewards
Diner in the Sky
$200 or more per month 0 of 42 patrons
Space is the limit
$500 or more per month 0 of 15 patrons
  • Helping the higher goal of using or launching space telescopes to look for extraterrestrial intelligence. 
  • Monthly 1 hour Skype conversation
  • + all previous rewards
Keynote speaker
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
  • I'll be happy to give one physical presentation (travel fees excluded)
  • + all previous rewards