09/08/2010 08:17 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Life at the SETI Institute: Meet Dr. Peter Backus -- Video

This one-minute excerpt comes from a special colloquium celebrating the 25th anniversary of the SETI Institute.

Watch a video of Dr. Peter Backus giving a one-minute summary of his work.

2010-09-08-backussm.jpg Peter Backus joined the SETI Institute and the Center for SETI Research in 1985 as a research scientist. He was a Principal Investigator in the NASA SETI Program and manager of the Institute's privately-funded Project Phoenix SETI program. Dr. Backus now manages SETI observations on the Allen Telescope Array.