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Il Programma del Quarto Congresso IAA

PROGRAM – Tentative schedule, subject to change

8:00 – 9:00 Registration of Participants

Opening Morning                                          Tuesday, September 25th, 9:00 – 12:30

Chairs: J.-M. Contant, IAA, C. Maccone, IAA & IASF-INAF


9:00 – 9:10      Welcome to Participants, Claudio Maccone, IAA & IASF-INAF, Italy                        

9:10 – 9:20      Welcome!, Authorities of the Republic of San Marino                                     

9:20 – 9:40      IAA and SETI: Fifty Years of Scientific Research,

Jean-Michel Contant, IAA, France                                                                                     

9:40 – 10:00   We are the Martians, Giovanni Bignami, COSPAR & INAF, Italy                                

10:00 – 10:20  How SETI can benefit from the transformation of Radio Astronomy,

Michael A. Garrett, ASTRON/Leiden, Netherlands                                                          

10:20 – 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:20  Searches for Electromagnetic Signatures of Advanced Technologies,

Andrew P. V. Siemion, University of California at Berkeley, USA                                 

11:20 – 11:40  Recent Observations and Next Steps for SETI Programs at the SETI Institute,

Gerry Harp, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California, USA                                       

11:40 – 12:00 Mathematical SETI collected in a book, Claudio Maccone, IAA & IASF-INAF, Italy 

12:00 – 12:20 Computing the KLT quickly and on PCs,  Stephane Dumas, SETI League, Canada  

12:20 – 12:40 Closing the First Symposium Day, Claudio Maccone , IAA & IASF-INAF, Italy      



1) 15:00 – 17:00  Guided Tour (in English) of the Republic of San Marino.

2) 15:00 –17:00  Public Lecture and Demonstrations (in Italian) about scientific blogs in Italy by Associazione Chimicare, Carnevale della Fisica, Carnevale della Chimica

Tuesday, September 25th, EVENING:

Gala Dinner, Restaurant La Terrazza, Hotel Titano, San Marino.

Session 1: Passive SETI                              Wednesday, September 26th , 9:00-9:40

Chairs: TBD (to be defined)

9:00 – 9:20 A half-century of SETI science, H. Paul Shuch, The SETI League, USA
9:20 – 9:40 Optical SETI at the FOAM13 Astronomical Observatory,Giuseppe Savio, FOAM13 Astronomical Observatory, Tradate, Italy

Session 2: Languages and SETI              Wednesday, September 26th, 9:40-10:20

Chairs: TBD

9:40 – 10:00   TBD about Languages and Signal Processing,

John Elliott, School of Computing, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK                      

10:00 – 10:20  Clicks, whistles and pulses: passive and active signal use in dolphin communication,

Denise L. Herzing, Wild Dolphin Project & Florida Atlantic University, USA           

Session 3: Astrobiology and SETI           Wednesday, September 26th, 11:00-12:00

Chairs: TBD

10:20 – 10:40  On the possible properties of the GJ1214b atmosphere,

Leonid Ksanfomality, Space Reasearch Institute of the RAS, Moscow, Russia            

10:40 – 11:00  Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:20  Alternative Biochemistry and Alternative Evolution: Alternative View on Search for

Extraterrestrial Life, Konstantin B. Shumaev and Alexey F. Topunov,

A. N. Bach Institute of Biochemistry, RAS, Moscow, Russia                                            

11:20 – 11:40  Possible life found not at the right place.

Leonid Ksanfomality, Space Research Institute of the RAS, Moscow, Russia              

11:40 – 12:00  A possible spontaneous generation of silicon utilizing minimal containers as precursor of life in the cosmos,

Satadal Das, B.K. Roy Research Centre, Kolkata, India                                                 

Session 4: Space Missions for SETI        Wednesday, September 26th, 12:00-13:20

Chairs: TBD

12:00 – 12:20  A Solar/Nuclear Mission to the Sun’s Inner Gravity Focus,

Gregory L. Matloff, Dept. of Physics, New York City College of Technology, USA    

12:20 – 12:40  Gravity Assist via Near-Sun Chaotic Trajectories of Binary Objects,

Joseph Breeden, Prescient Models LLC, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA                         

12:40 – 13:00  Multi-sensor Navigation of Spacecraft formation for Near-Earth Asteroid Exploration,

Huixin Yang et al. National University of Defense Technology, Changsha, China  

13:00 – 15:00  Lunch Break

Session 5: Mathematics for SETI            Wednesday, September 26th, 15:00-16:00

Chairs: TBD

15:00 – 15:20  SETI and Prime Number Algorithms,

Chiara Giacomoni, University of San Marino, Republic of San Marino                   

15:20 – 15:40  A mathematical argument against intelligent machines,

Paolo Musso, University of Insubria, Italy, and Universidad Catolica, Lima, Peru 

15:40 – 16:00  Quantization of the free electromagnetic field with the KLT of the vector potential

Nicolò Antonietti, IMEX.A, Torino, Italy                                                                           

16:00 – 16:20 Coffee Break

Session 6: Active SETI & Society             Wednesday, September 26th, 16:20-17:40

Chairs: TBD

16:20 – 16:40  The Active SETI debate and Insights from Risk Communication and Perception,

Adam Korbitz, State Bar of Wisconsin, USA                                                                     

16:40 – 17:00  Protocols and Practice for SETI Discovery Announcements,

Morris Jones, Sydney, Australia                                                                                        

17:00 – 17:20  The game of active SETI: Breaking the “Great Silence”,

Harold P. de Vladar, Austria                                                                                              

17:20 – 17:40  Evolutionary Contingency and the Search for Life,

Milan Cirkovic, Belgrade Astronomical Observatory, Serbia                                       


8:30 pm-10 pm at the Kursaal:

1) Public Lecture (in English) by Denise L. Herzing about Dolphin Intelligence.

2) Presentation (in Italian) by Giuseppe Palumbo (FOAM13 Observatory, Italy): “Primo Contatto” : da “A come Andromeda” a “Contact”

and Public Show of the movie “CONTACT” (in Italian).

Session 7: Simulations for SETI                        Thursday, September 26th, 9:00-9:40

Chairs: TBD

9:00 – 9:20      The Selfish Biocosm Hypothesis in the Light of Simulation Theory,

Claudio Flores Martinez, University of Heidelberg, Germany                                     

9:20 – 9:40      Dysonian SETI as an Antidote for “Fashionable Opinion”,

Milan Cirkovic, Belgrade Astronomical Observatory, Serbia                                       

Session 8: Advanced Computers and SETI     Thursday, September 26th, 9:40-10:20

Chairs: TBD

9:40 – 10:00   Supercomputing development and possible benefits for SETI,

Nikolay N. Smirnov and V.B. Betelin, Lomonosov State University, Moscow, Russia    

10:00 – 10:20  Karhunen-Loève Transform on GPU computing,

Francesco Schillirò, Claudio Maccone, Salvatore Pluchino, INAF, Italy                     

Session 9: Advanced SETI Searches             Thursday, September 26th, 10:20-11:40

Chairs: TBD

10:20 – 10:40  Current Practice and Some Unexploited Degrees of Freedom for SETI Searches,

Gerry Harp, SETI Institute, Mountain View, California, USA                                        

10:40 – 11:00  Coffee Break

Session 10: Further Suggestions for SETI  Thursday, September 26th, 11:00-12:20

Chairs: TBD

11:00 – 11:20  An enhanced piggyback mode for SETI observations,

Salvatore Pluchino, INAF, Italy                                                                                          

11:20 – 11:40  Targeted SETI activity in the uplink spacecraft communication channels,

Francesco Schillirò, Salvatore Pluchino, P. Cassaro, INAF, Italy                                 

11:40 – 12:00  A strategic “viewfinder” for SETI research,

Massimo Teodorani, Italy                                                                                                   

Session 11: Alien Spaceships & SETI           Thursday, September 26th, 12:20-12:40

Chairs: TBD

12:10 – 12:20  A Review of the Observability of Interstellar Travel,

Al A. Jackson, Astronautics Consultant, NASA JSC, Houston, Texas, USA                

12:20 – 12:40  Search for high-proper motion objects with infrared excess,

Massimo Teodorani, Italy                                                                                                   

Session 12: Exoplanet Recent Progress        Thursday, September 26th, 12:40-13:00

Chairs: TBD

12:40 – 13:00  TBD – Recent Progress in the Hunt for Extrasolar Planets,

Martin Dominik, Royal Society Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, UK 

13:20 – 15:00  Lunch Break

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