Zac Manchester Engineer, Rocket Scientist, Bass Player

Breakthrough Discuss Conference

I just got back from the 2017 Breakthrough Discuss Conference at Stanford. It was a fascinating couple of days hearing about the latest exoplanet discoveries from the astronomers themselves, as well as recent developments in SETI and the search for life outside our solar system. Many videos from the conference are being uploaded to YouTube and I highly recommend checking them out. I gave a talk on the stability of laser-propelled sails for Starshot, and a photographer caught this great picture of me doing a little experiment:

Breakthrough Discuss