Author

Lucas Ellerbroek

Astronomer Lucas Ellerbroek (1984) studied Theoretical Physics and obtained a PhD in Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam. He is well known in the Netherlands for his television appearances, TedX talks and for co-founding Nerd Nite Amsterdam. Currently, he works as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group and as a freelance journalist for NRC Handelsblad and popular science youth magazine Kijk.

Planet Hunters

Planet Hunters

The search for extraterrestrial life

(Prometheus, 2015, 288 pages)

Astronomers are on the verge of answering one of the most profound questions ever asked: are we alone in the universe? The ability to detect life in remote solar systems is at last within sight. Its discovery, even if only in microbial form, would revolutionize our self-image. Planet Hunters by Lucas Ellerbroek helps us to prepare for such a paradigm shift.

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