We are the Martians: Connecting Cosmology with Biology

We are the Martians: Connecting Cosmology with Biology

by Giovanni F Bignami


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788847024656
Publisher: Springer Milan
Publication date: 06/05/2012
Edition description: 2012
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Professor Giovanni Fabrizio BIGNAMI is a physicist and astronomer. Over the last 40 years he has carried out research in astronomy, from the ground and from space. A professor of astrophysics at IUSS, Pavia, he has been President of the Italian Space Agency and is now the President of COSPAR, the world-wide Committee on Space Research. He is President of The National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) and has received various awards, including the Rossi Prize of the American Astronomical Society, the Blaise Pascal Medal of the European Academy of Sciences and the von Karman Award of the International Astronautics Academy. Professor Bignami is one of the most authoritative scientists in astrophysical and space research and identified the neutron star "Geminga."

Table of Contents

Overture: Man vs. The Universe : the Match.- Let’s build the Universe - light and matter.- Let’s build the rest of the Universe.- Astronomy in search of alien.- Contact astronomy: the Universe invading us.- Contact astronomy: we, the invaders.- Contact astronomy: comets and their dust.- Building from bricks: what is life?.- Anyone out there?-Coda: What remains to be discovered?.

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