Alan Penny - University of St Andrews
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RESEARCH


I work on the photometry of bright stars, extra-solar planets and SETI.

SETI

I am the Co-ordinator of the UK SETI Research Network

SETI activities: Co-founder and Co-ordinator of UK SETI Research Network; organisation of two UKSRN annual meetings.

SETI teaching: giving a graduate course on SETI for the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA) 2007-2014.

SETI searches: two months at ASTRON investigation of use of LOFAR, a proposal for an M31 search with WSRT; a proposal for a search with Meerkat; investigation of use of St Andrews 1-m for OSETI.

SETI presentations: a number of public talks on SETI.

SETI media: a number of UK and international radio and TV interviews.

SETI Papers:

‘Searching for Extraterrestrial Intelligence with the Square Kilometre Array’
Siemion, A.P.V., and 22 others (inc Penny, A.J.) arxiv:1412.4867 (2014)

'Promoting SETI in the UK: Meeting Report',
Penny, A.J., Astronomy & Geophysics, vol 54, issue 5, pp.5.20-5.22 (2013)

`The SETI Episode in the 1967 Discovery of Pulsars',
Penny, A.J., European Physical Journal H, September 2013, vol 38, issue 3 pp.35-547 (2013) arxiv:1302.0641

`Transmitting (and listening) may be good (or bad)',
Penny, A.J., Acta Astronautica, 78, 69-71 (2012)

`SETI: peering into the future',
Penny, A.J., Astronomy & Geophysics, Volume 52, Issue 1, pp. 1.21-1.24. (2011)

`The Lifetimes of Scientific Civilizations and the Genetic Evolution of the Brain',
Penny, A.J., in ` Civilizations beyond Earth: Extraterrestrial Life and Society', eds Vakoch and Harrison, ISBN-13 978-0857452115 (2011)

'SETI Search with the SKADS Virtual Telescope - Stage C',
Penny, A.J., O'Brien, T. and Morrison, I., Paper at SKADS Virtual Telescope Conference 2007 http://www.skads-eu.org/p/svt/svt_penny.pdf (2007)

'SETI with SKA',
Penny, A.J., in 'UK workshop on the SKA', eds. M. Kramer \& S. Rawlings, Oxford, astro-ph/0408473 (2004)

 

Last updated - 2015 February 18th