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Eric Korpela

Associate Research Physicist
Work Phone: 510-643-6538


Eric is an astronomer. In addition to SETI, he studies interstellar matter (the gas and dust that lies between the stars) using radio, optical, and space-based ultraviolet telescopes. He has participated in several satellite missions, and is currently Instrument Scientist for the EUV spectrograph aboad the NASA ICON mission to study the interface between the ionized and non-ionized portions of the Earth’s atmosphere.

In his spare time, Eric collects and restores vintage computers. Eric also enjoys bass fishing.