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Current Trends in Astrobiology

Author(s): C Sivaram, Kenath Arun, Kiren O V

Book Description

Astrobiology is a rapidly emerging field of intense scientific and technological activity, evident from the numerous recent space probes attempting to look for the possible existence of alien primeval life. This book explores the possibility of life on other planets and moons and exoplanets, either in their parent stars’ habitable zones or as free-floating exoplanets. The wide range of topics discussed here include environments influencing the origin and evolution of life and cosmological effects, such as the implications of a dark energy-dominated universe for astrobiology. Astrobiology is a highly interdisciplinary subject involving astronomy, physics, biology, geology, and chemistry, in addition to being a technology-intensive discipline. This book highlights the various methods used to detect possible advanced alien technology combining all these areas.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-1418-8
ISBN-10: 1-5275-1418-8
Date of Publication: 01/10/2018
Pages / Size: 159 / A5
Price: £82.00
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Biography

C Sivaram is a retired Senior Professor from the Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore, India. He is the recipient of various prestigious international awards like the Martin Foster Gold Medal and the Ettore Majorana fellowship. He has served as the Joint Director of a number of projects conducted by the World Laboratory, Geneva, and has collaborated with Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam. He has published over 200 papers in various international journals and has authored six books on various areas of astrophysics. He is the editor-in-chief of the Astrobiology Newsletter.

Kenath Arun is a Lecturer in the Department of Physics at Christ Junior College, Bangalore, India. He is the recipient of six gold medals from Bangalore University, and his research interests include theoretical astrophysics and cosmology, in addition to astrobiology. He has published papers in various international journals, serves on the editorial board of two peer-reviewed journals, and has authored three books on astrophysics. He is the editor of the Astrobiology Newsletter.

Kiren O V is a Lecturer in the Department of Physics at St. Josephs Indian Composite PU College, Bangalore, India. His research interests include nuclear astrophysics and cosmology, in addition to astrobiology. He has published papers in various international journals, as well as two books on astrophysics. He is the editor of the Astrobiology Newsletter.