SETI INAF-Italy Workshop 2024



Tags: SETI

Time: 10 - 11 October 2024 -

Location: Cagliari, Italy

Through the different sessions, we will discuss the suitable physical and chemical conditions for life birth and development that can lead to an intelligent and technological society able to release electromagnetic signatures in space as today humankind does. The SETI observational techniques will be faced along with the state of the art of the available technology. This search program is based on observations in the radio (and optical) band (Cocconi & Morrison 1959) because Earth’s atmosphere is relatively transparent at many radio (and optical) wavelengths, and narrow-band radio signals undergo small variations through the interstellar medium. As Cocconi and Morrison stated, “The probability of success is difficult to estimate, but if we never search the chance of success is zero”. The eventual detection of an alien radio signal could represent a most important discovery for all humankind, both from a scientific and humanistic point of view. 

Invited speakers include:

  • Bill Diamond - CEO of the SETI Institute
  • Mike Garrett - Chair of the IAA SETI permanent committee
  • Andrew Siemion - Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI at the SETI Institute
  • Patrizia Caraveo - INAF IASF Milan
  • Daniela De Paulis - SETI Institute Artist in Residence and chair of the project "A Sign in Space"