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IEET > Fellows > Milan Ćirković

Milan M. Ćirković

Milan Ćirković is Senior Research Associate at the Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade and Assistant Professor of the Department of Physics at the University of Novi Sad in Serbia and Montenegro. Milan’s interests include astrobiology and SETI studies, the evolution of galaxies and baryonic dark matter, the philosophy of science (especially philosophy of cosmology and quantum mechanics), future studies (in particular related to existential risks and transhumanism), science fiction, and the history of physical sciences. Milan is co-editor with IEET Chair Nick Bostrom of the 2008 volume Global Catastrophic Risks from Oxford University Press.

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The Astrobiological Landscape: Philosophical Foundations of the Study of Cosmic Life by Milan M. Cirkovic (2012)

Global Catastrophic Risks by eds. Nick Bostrom and Milan M. Cirkovic (2008)


"Dysonian Approach to SETI: A Fruitful Middle Ground"   JBIS 64: 156-165  Dec 1, 2011

"Anthropic Shadow: Observation Selection Effects and Human Extinction Risks"   Risk Analysis (Aug 2010)  Aug 20, 2010

"American Spectator reviews Catastrophic Risks"   Ethical Technology  May 13, 2009

"Sailing the Archipelago"   Collapse Volume V: The Copernican Imperative  Feb 12, 2009

"How can we reduce the risk of human extinction?"   Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists  Sep 17, 2008

"Against the Empire"   Journal of the British Interplanetary Society  Jul 24, 2008

"None Dare Call Them Catastrophes: Why We Underestimate Apocalypse"   Ethical Technology  Feb 27, 2008

"Macroengineering in the Galactic Context: A New Agenda for Astrobiology"   in Macro-Engineering: A Challenge for the Future ed. by Viorel Badescu, Richard B. Cathcart, and Roelof D. Schuiling  Jan 24, 2008

"Evolutionary Catastrophes and the Goldilocks Problem"   International Journal of Astrobiology, vol. 6, pp. 325-329  Jul 24, 2007

"Cosmic Irony: SETI Optimism from Catastrophes?"   Contact in Context 2N1  Jul 24, 2004

"Geo-engineering Gone Awry: A New Partial Solution of Fermi’s Paradox"   Journal of the British Interplanetary Society, vol. 57, pp. 209-215   Jul 24, 2004

"Forecast for the Next Eon: Applied Cosmology and the Long-Term Fate of Intelligent Beings"   Found.Phys. 34 (2004) 239-261   Feb 24, 2004

"On the Importance of SETI for Transhumanism"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Oct 24, 2003

"Ancient Origins of a Modern Anthropic Cosmological Argument"   Astron.Astrophys.Trans. 22 (2003) 879-886   Jul 24, 2003

"Cosmological Forecast and Its Practical Significance"   Journal of Evolution and Technology  Sep 24, 2002

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‪Evolutionary Contingency and the Search for Life Elsewhere‬   2012-09-27


Nick and Milan on anthropic principle in new collection (Oct 14, 2008)

Some Pics from the Catastrophic Risk Conference at Oxford (Jul 29, 2008)

Latest issue of JET (Jul 27, 2008)

Past Appearances

Milan Cirkovic on SETI @ Oxford (Oxford University, UK - Oct 13, 2010)

Milan Cirkovic on SETI @ Royal Society (Buckinghamshire, UK - Oct 04, 2010)

Hughes, Bostrom, Treder, Cirkovic @ Global Catastrophic Risks Conference (Oxford University, Oxford, UK - Jul 17, 2008)


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