Assiye Süer – What if the universe was created just for you?

Assiye Süer is about to finish her master’s degree in aerospace engineering at Luleå University of Technology in the north of Sweden. She has studied astronomy since she first saw the picture of Buzz Aldrin on the moon, in a physics class when she was 13. She promised herself to find life in the solar system – with failure not being an option. Assiye joins us at TEDxGöteborg to explore the question “what if the universe was created just for you – or what if it’s not?”. There are more stars than sand grains on Earth, how can one possibly claim that the universe is empty of life?

What if we’re not alone? 

I think it’s only a matter of time until we find something out there. We have to realise that even bacteria on a celestial body in our Solar system is enough. That would clearly indicate that life isn’t what we think it is. Additionally, it would be a great leap towards finding more advanced life. Imagine bacteria changing the meaning of life. We can’t be alone and therefore we are not unique in any way. As soon as we find life, the human species will become one of many living things out there. There are more stars than sand grains on Earth, how can one possibly claim that the universe is empty of life?

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