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IAA/SFE/CNES Workshop on Drake Equation, , Paris, France, 21-22 November 2011

This workshop is aimed at stimulating discussion about the Drake Equation initially introduced by the American astronomer Frank Drake in November 1961 at the Greenbank Conference. Fifty years after its formulation, knowledge has significantly increased on most of the parameters involved in the Equation. The workshop is intended to promote interdisciplinary exchanges and discussion of these parameters by astrophysicists, chemists, biologists, anthropologists and philosophers. All involved topics will be considered including star and planet formation, origin and evolution of life and intelligence, and interstellar communication technologies. The workshop should lead to the exploration of new ideas about the presence and search of other civilizations in the galaxy.

Program Committee Structure:

Florence Raulin Cerceau, France
Jean-Pierre Rospars, France

Rapporteur General:

Alain Labèque, France
Jean-Michel Martin, France
Elisabeth Piotelat, France
Luc Arnold, France
André Brack, France
Didier Despois, France
Claudio Maccone, Italy
Nicolas Prantzos, France
Jean Schneider, France

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