SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology

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SES 311:Essentials of Astrobiology

Group for students in SES 311 Spring 2018. 

Members: 31
Latest Activity: Apr 1, 2018

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Why we should search for alien artifacts in our own solar system.

Started by Kyle Bezold. Last reply by Nick Fowler Apr 1, 2018. 3 Replies

There is a strong case to be made for searching for technological signatures of extraterrestrial intelligence. There is also a sound argument to be made for searching for such within our own solar…Continue

von Neumann Machines

Started by Alyssa Organ. Last reply by Nick Fowler Apr 1, 2018. 4 Replies

One of the theories for extraterrestrial intelligence is that it would most likely be postbiological societies where technology is more prevalent than biology. This would require von Neumann machines…Continue

The Role of "A.I." in the Search for Life

Started by Kolby Devery. Last reply by Kenneth Carroll Mar 30, 2018. 1 Reply

The search for alien life is an ongoing and continually time-consuming process. From analyzing the surface of planets/moons to detection of exoplanets, these processes can take weeks, months, or even…Continue

Blog 3 - Search for life: Solar System or Exoplanets?

Started by Jacob Parnell. Last reply by Kenneth Carroll Mar 30, 2018. 1 Reply

The search for life is a major aspect of astrobiology that many researchers are still trying to grasp the concept of, and the complexity of the entire endeavour begs a critical question as to where…Continue

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Comment by Sara Imari Walker on January 18, 2018 at 7:58pm

Hi everyone! To add your blog post to the group, you can click "+Add a Discussion" under "Discussion Forum" on our group's main page. 

Here are links to a few of the things that came up in discussion today:

Mathematical Universe Hypothesis

Life's Ratchets: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos (the book about the role of noise in biology from a physics perspective)


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Comment by Sara Imari Walker on January 11, 2018 at 1:43pm

Hi all! I will past supplementary reading in our forum here, with papers I think are valuable related to topics we discuss in class, but which we don't have time to read (there are too many good ones!). For next week this is a great short paper on defining life if you are interested in digging deeper. DEFINING%20%20LIFE.pdf

 

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Discussion Forum

Why we should search for alien artifacts in our own solar system.

Started by Kyle Bezold. Last reply by Nick Fowler Apr 1, 2018. 3 Replies

There is a strong case to be made for searching for technological signatures of extraterrestrial intelligence. There is also a sound argument to be made for searching for such within our own solar system despite the low likelihood of one being…Continue

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