The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments

Proceedings of the 112th Symposium of the International Astronomical Union Held at Boston University, Boston, Mass., U.S.A., June 18–21, 1984

  • Michael D. Papagiannis
Conference proceedings

Part of the International Astronomical Union book series (IAUS, volume 112)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. History and Special Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Michael D. Papagiannis
      Pages 3-4
    3. G. Cocconi
      Pages 21-22
    4. Arthur G. B. Metcalf
      Pages 23-24
    5. Demetrios Trakatellis
      Pages 25-25
  3. The Search for Other Planetary Systems

  4. Planetary, Interplanetary and Interstellar Organic Matter

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Michael D. Papagiannis
      Pages 103-106
    3. C. Sagan, W. R. Thompson, B. N. Khare
      Pages 107-121
    4. Ronald D. Brown
      Pages 123-137
    5. H. Suzuki, M. Ohishi, H. Morimoto, N. Kaifu, P. Friberg, W. M. Irvine et al.
      Pages 139-144
    6. J. Mayo Greenberg, Peter Weber
      Pages 157-164
    7. R. E. Davies, A. M. Delluvat, R. H. Koch
      Pages 165-169
  5. Universal Aspects of Biological Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Michael D. Papagiannis
      Pages 179-183
    3. Cyril Ponnamperuma
      Pages 185-197
    4. Leslie E. Orgel
      Pages 199-200
    5. Misia Landau
      Pages 213-221
    6. Richard A. Muller
      Pages 233-243
    7. John A. Ball
      Pages 251-254
  6. Radio Searches — Recent Observations

  7. Technological Progress in Radio Searches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341

About these proceedings


PROCEEDINGS IAU S)1WOSIUM 112 Michael D. Papagiannis Department of Astronomy Boston University Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA 1. THE SYMPOSIUM AND THE PROCEEDINGS IAU Symposium 112 - The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: Recent Developments, was held in Boston and in particular at the new Science Center of Boston University, June 18-21, 1984, and was attended by about 150 participants from 18 different countries. It was the first official scientific meeting organized by IAti Commission 51, the youngest of all IAU Commissions, which was established only in 1982 at the 18-th IAU General Assembly at Patras, Greece. This Volume of the Proceedings contains nearly 70 papers with about 90 authors from 20 different countries, including two papers from our Soviet colleagues (Kardashev and Slysh) who had not been able to attend our Symposium in Boston. The Volume is divided into eight Sections, the first of which serves as a general introduction, and the other seven correspond to the seven Sessions of the Symposium.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Michael D. Papagiannis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AstronomyBoston UniversityBostonUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1985
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-90-277-2114-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-5462-5
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