Visions of Life: The Fruitful Feedback Between Science Fiction and Astrobiology

Friday, 14 February 2014
Regency C (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
David H. Grinspoon , Library of Congress, Washington, DC
The ideas and images of science fiction writers have both mirrored and inspired “serious” scientific speculation about alien life. Many modern astrobiologists have been influenced by science fiction in their career pursuits and scientific research.  I will discuss these feedbacks from both personal and professional angles.