Dan Werthimer and Paul Horowitz to Share 2021 Drake Award

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Tune into the virtual event on May 6, 2021 as the SETI institute honors Dan Werthimer and Paul Horowitz with the Drake Award. Paul Horowitz is a co-author of The Art of Electronics and friend of Adafruit. Back in 2015 Horowitz sat down with LadyAda for an interview.

The award, named after Frank Drake, the astronomer who conducted the first modern experiment to seek extraterrestrial intelligence, honors those scientists and engineers who have made substantial contributions to the search for and understanding of life beyond Earth.

The 2021 Drake Awards mark the first time this SETI Institute award has simultaneously recognized the achievements of two people, a testament to the extraordinary contributions each has made to SETI Research.

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