ACADEMICS #24 | 15 Oct 2018 |
Dr Duncan Forgan
St Andrews astrophysicist, Dr Duncan Forgan, talks to us about his extensive work with SETI, the Search for Extra-terrestrial Intelligence; how he would host his perfect dinner party; and how he takes his morning coffee.

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