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Milan M. Cirkovic

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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Books
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)

Articles
"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)

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

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