The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society

Organised by Dr Martin Dominik and Professor John Zarnecki

Astronomers are now able to detect planets orbiting stars other than the Sun where life may exist, and living generations could see the signatures of extra-terrestrial life being detected. Should it turn out that we are not alone in the Universe, it will fundamentally affect how humanity understands itself - and we need to be prepared for the consequences.

Audio recordings of the meeting are available below.

The proceedings of this meeting are published in a dedicated issue of Philosophical Transactions A.

The detection of extra-terrestrial life and the consequences for science and society 6-9 Carlton House Terrace London SW1Y 5AG UK

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