Cal Humanities

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

"Part of resilience is finding joy, finding beauty, finding love."

— George Takei, Actor, Author, Director, Activist

Dr. Jill Tarter, Astronomer

“The creativity of the arts and humanities, belong with the rigor and discipline of STEM…”

An astronomer, whose major scientific work has  focused on the search for extraterrestrial life, Tarter holds the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI institute in Mountain View, California. Her work has brought her wide recognition in the scientific community, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Aerospace.