Dr Friedemann T. Freund

Dr Friedemann T. Freund was a senior scientist at NASA for 30 years, is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physics at San Jose State, and is a Principal Investigator at the SETI Institute. Prior to NASA, Dr Freund was a professor at the German universities of Göttingen and Cologne for 20 years. His interest in defects in crystals led him to questions related to the origin of life and, as a spin-off, to the physics of pre-earthquake signals. He is currently the Chairman and Chief Physicist of GeoCosmo, an organisation working to develop a global earthquake forecasting system.