Publications and Engagement

Connecting with the wider public

A message from afar“, designed for the 2019 Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition
(also featuring on the Royal Society’s YouTube channel)

A. Kershenbaum: “The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens – and Ourselves“. Penguin, 2022. ISBN 9781984881984

Meetings, symposia, and edited volumes

K. A. Capova, E. Persson, T. Milligan, D. Dunér (eds.): Astrobiology and Society in Europe Today. Springer Briefs in Astronomy, Springer. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-96265-8 (2018)

M. Dominik & J. C. Zarnecki (eds.), “The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society“, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A, vol. 368, Issue 1936 (2011)
(with contributions by Baruch S. Blumberg, Charles S. Cockell, Pascale Ehrenfreund et al., Simon Conway Morris, Michel Mayor et al., Malcolm Fridlund, Christopher P. McKay, Colin Pillinger, Christian de Duve, P. C. W. Davies, Frank Drake, Ted Peters, Albert A. Harrison, Kathryn Denning, Iván Almár & Margeret S. Race, Mazlan Othman)

Towards a scientific and societal agenda on extra-terrestrial life“, Royal Society Satellite Meeting, 4/5 Oct 2010

The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society“, Royal Society Scientific Discussion Meeting, 25/26 January 2010

Research articles

E. J. Puranen: “Through a Mirror, Earthly: Solaris, Gaia, and the Search for Other Worlds”. In: E. Gomel (ed.), Stanislaw Lem and His Aliens: A Tribute and a Challenge, Guardbridge Books (2022)

E. J. Puranen: “Exoplanets as Sites of Rebellion“. SFRA Review, Vol. 52, No. 1 (2022)

S. Baxter: “Dark Energy Wormship”, Spaceflight, 64, 46 (2022)

K. A. Capova: “Introducing Humans to the Extraterrestrials: the pioneering missions of the Pioneer and Voyager probes”. Frontiers in Human Dynamics. DOI: 10.3389/fhumd.2021.714616 (2021)

S. Baxter: “The Wormship: A Dark Energy Ramjet”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 74, 56–63 (2021)

E. Persson, J. Abbott, C. Balkenius, A. Cabak Redei, K. A. Capova, D. Dravins, D. Dunér, M. Gunneflo, M. Hedlund, M. Johansson, A. Melin, P. Persson: “How Will the Emerging Plurality of Lives Change How We Conceive of and Relate to Life?”, Challenges 10:32. DOI: 10.3390/challe10010032 (2019)

E. Persson, K. A. Capova, Y. Li: “Attitudes towards the scientific search for extra-terrestrial life among Swedish high school and university students”. International Journal of Astrobiology 1-9. DOI: 10.1017/S1473550417000556 (2018)        

K. A. Capova: “Att presentera människan för utomjordingar” (“Introducing humans to the extraterrestrials”, Swedish text by A. Cabak Redei). In: J. Abbott & E. Persson (eds.), Liv: Utomjordiskt, Syntetiskt, Artificiellt (Life: Extraterrestrial, Synthetic, Artificial), Pufendorf IAS, Lund University, Sweden, ISBN 9789198439403 (2017)

K. A. Capova: “The New Space Age in the making: Emergence of exo-mining, exo-burials and exo-marketing”. International Journal of Astrobiology 1-4. DOI: 10.1017/S1473550416000185 (2016)

J. Elliott: “Beyond an Anthropomorphic Template”, Acta Astronautica, 116, 403-407, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2014.11.005 (2015)

M. Dominik: “Exploring the Cosmic Context of Earth”, Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union, Vol. 8, Symposium S293, Formation, Detection, and Characterization of Extrasolar Habitable Planets, Aug 2012, pp. 77–83, DOI: 10.1017/S1743921313012581 (2014)

K. A. Capova: “The Detection of Extraterrestrial Life: Are We Ready?” In: D. Vakoch (ed.), Astrobiology, History, and Society. Advances in Astrobiology and Biogeophysics. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-35983-5_14 (2013)

K. A. Capova: “The Charming Science of the Other: The cultural analysis of the scientific search for life beyond earth“. Department of Anthropology, Durham University. Department of Anthropology. Durham University. PhD thesis (2013)

S. Baxter: “Project Icarus: Interstellar Spaceprobes and Encounters with Extraterrestrial Intelligence”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 66, 51-60 (2013)

M. Dominik: “Invited Pesek lecture: Exploration rather than speculation – assembling the puzzle of potential life beyond Earth”, Acta Astronautica, 81, 478–483, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2012.08.028 (2012)

S. Baxter & J. Elliott: “A SETI metapolicy: New directions towards comprehensive policies concerning the detection of extraterrestrial intelligence”, Acta Astronautica, 78, 31–36, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.09.016 (2012)

J. Elliott: “Constructing the Matrix”, Acta Astronautica, 78, 26–30, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.03.006 (2012)

J R. Elliott & S. Baxter: “The DISC quotient”, Acta Astronautica, 78, 20–25, DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2011.03.007 (2012)

S. Baxter: “Where Was Everybody? Olaf Stapledon and the Fermi Paradox”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 65, 7-12 (2012)

S. Baxter: “Renaissance v Revelation: The Timescale of the Interpretation and Assimilation of a Message from ETI”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 62, 382–385 (2010)
[presented at the First IAA Symposium on Searching for Life Signatures, 22–26 September 2008, UNESCO, Paris, France]

S. Baxter: “Imagining the Alien: The Portrayal of Extraterrestrial Intelligence and SETI in Science Fiction”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 62, 131–138 (2009)
[Adapted for H. P. Shuch (ed.), Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence: SETI Past, Present and Future, Springer (2011)]

S. Baxter: “SETI before Marconi: Sunlight Beacons and the Fermi Paradox”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 61, 440-443 (2008)

K. A. Capova: “The Voyager Message”. Department of General Anthropology, Charles University in Prague. Masters thesis (2008)

S. Baxter: “The Planetarium Hypothesis: A Resolution of the Fermi Paradox”, Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, 54, 210-216 (2001)