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    IAC-17 — 68th International Astronautical Congress

    A4. 46th IAA SYMPOSIUM ON THE SEARCH FOR EXTRATERRESTRIAL INTELLIGENCE (SETI) – The Next Steps

    This symposium organized by the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) deals with the scientific, technical and interdisciplinary aspects of the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) including a discussion of all kinds of contacts. The technical side is not limited to the microwave window, but includes also optical and any kinds of radiation. The interdisciplinary aspects include all societal implications, risk communication and philosophical considerations of any kind of discovery or contact.

    Coordinator

    Claudio Maccone
    International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)Italy

    A4.1. SETI 1: SETI Science and Technology

    All technical aspects involved in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, including current and future search strategies.

    Co-Chair

    Ian Morrison
    Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia

    Michael Albert Garrett
    University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom

    Rapporteur

    Andrew Siemion
    University of California / ASTRON / Radboud UniversityUnited States

    A4.2. SETI 2: SETI and Society

    All aspects concerning the societal implications of extraterrestrial intelligence are considered, including public reaction to a discovery, risk communication and the possible impacts on society.

    Co-Chair

    Carol Oliver
    University of New South WalesAustralia

    Morris Jones
    Independent Space AnalystAustralia

    Paul Davies
    Arizona State UniversityUnited States