Gerry Harp

Gerry Harp - Trained as quantum mechanic, Gerry found the possibilities of using the multiple antennas of the Allen Telescope Array to generate beams on the sky – beams that could be far smaller than any single antenna could produce – remarkably exciting. Lured to the SETI Institute by this instrument’s intriguing possibilities, he’s undertaken many studies on beam formation (for SETI research). These include the Array’s ability to produce “negative” beams – useful for cancelling out, or “rejecting”, signals from such man-made noise makers as telecommunications satellites and the on-site, observatory computers.