Dr. Claudio Maccone
Claudio Maccone, Ph.D.
is Technical Director of the
International Academy of Astronautics for
Scientific Space Exploration.
Claudio authored Deep Space Flight and Communications: Exploiting the Sun as a Gravitational Lens. His papers include Levi-Civita Effect in the polarizable vacuum (PV) representation of general relativity, The beryllium hollow-body solar sail: exploration of the Sun’s gravitational focus and the inner Oort Cloud, Innovative SETI by the KLT, The Lunar Farside Radio Lab Study of the IAA, The statistical Drake equation and A.M.Lyapunov theorem in problem of search for extraterrestrial intelligence, part I, Lunar Farside Radio Lab, and Realistic targets at 1000 AU for interstellar precursor missions.
In 1997 he was elected “Corresponding Member” of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) in the Class of the Engineering Sciences. In 2001 he was elected “Full Member” of the International Academy of Astronautics and the Asteroid 11264 was named “Claudiomaccone” in his honor by the International Astronomical Union (IAU). In 2002 he was awarded the Giordano Bruno Award by the SETI League, “for his efforts to establish a radio observatory on the far side of the Moon”. The League considered it notable that Claudio was the first Italian to win the award, which is named after Italian monk Giordano Bruno.
Claudio earned his BSc in Physics at the University of Turin, Italy in 1972 and his MSc in Physics at the University of Turin, Italy in 1974. He earned his Ph.D. at the Department of Mathematics of the University of London King’s College in 1980. His thesis embodied the Karhunen-Loeve eigenfunctions of the power-like time-rescaled Brownian motion, later published in several papers.
Watch SETI from Deep Space – Claudio Maccone (SETI Talks) and Habitable Planet Statistics – Claudio Maccone (SETI Talks). Read his Wikipedia profile.