Dr. Milan M. Ćirković
Milan M. Ćirković, Ph.D. is Research Associate of the
Astronomical Observatory of Belgrade, (Serbia) and Professor of
Cosmology at the Department of Physics, University of Novi Sad
His primary research interests are in the fields of astrophysical cosmology (baryonic dark matter, star formation, future of the universe), astrobiology (anthropic principles, SETI studies, catastrophic episodes in the history of life), as well as philosophy of science (risk analysis, foundational issues in quantum mechanics and cosmology). A unifying theme in these fields is the nature of physical time, the relationship of time and complexity, and various aspects of entropy-increasing processes taking place throughout the universe.
Milan wrote the monograph (QSO Absorption Spectroscopy and Baryonic Dark Matter; Belgrade, 2005) and translated several books, including titles by Richard P. Feynman and Roger Penrose. In recent years, his research has been published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Physics Letters A, Astrobiology, New Astronomy, Foundations of Physics, Philosophical Quarterly, and other major journals.
He authored Against the Empire, Too Early? On the Apparent Conflict of Astrobiology and Cosmology, COSMOLOGICAL FORECAST AND ITS PRACTICAL SIGNIFICANCE Cosmological Forecast and its Practical Significance, Physics vs. Semantics: A Puzzling Case of a Missing Quantum Theory, On the Temporal Aspect of the Drake Equation and SETI, Agencies, Capacities, and Anthropic Self-Selection, The Anthropic Principle and the Duration of the Cosmological Past, and Resource Letter PEs-1: Physical eschatology, and coauthored On the Timescale Forcing in Astrobiology, Adaptationism Fails to Resolve Fermi’s Paradox, and Galactic Gradients, Postbiological Evolution, and the Apparent Failure of SETI with Robert J. Bradbury.
Milan earned his Ph.D. in Physics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook (USA), his M.S. in Earth and Space Sciences from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his B.S. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Belgrade.