Societal statistics by the statistical Drake equation

  • Claudio Maccone
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


As we know, the Drake equation, first proposed by Frank D. Drake in 1961, is the foundational equation of SETI.


Probability Density Function Lognormal Distribution Bell System Technical Journal Societal Statistic Habitable Planet 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaTorino (Turin)Italy

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