The Brijuni Conference

Brijuni conferences bring an up-to-date perspective of the present state of a given topic with the fundamental scientific philosophy to stimulate a cross-disciplinary flow of knowledge and expertise from both the science and technology standpoints.

 

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The Challenges of Space

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Besides major challenge of our civilization to make Earth habitable for millennia to come it must also satisfy yearning to make its presence in Space. Space must not be the escape root for humans from inhabitable Earth but an upgrade to its civilization. Numerous are challenges for humans settling in Space and many of them are to explore new knowledge by the tools of science and transfer it to technology. New ideas in science and technology that meet these challenges shall be discussed in the interdisciplinary spirit and informal flow of ideas. Tranquillity of beautiful nature of the National Park Brijuni is ideal place for discussing Space science and technology.

Topic: Propulsion, navigation, deep space communication

The foremost challenge for entering Space era is easy access to orbit, orbit maneuvering and deep space travel. At the hearth of these challenges is a triad: propulsion, navigation and communication. Ion propulsion is without doubt essential for orbital change or travels beyond Earth`s orbit, but much research and development is required. This involves sources of energy (nuclear), electromagnetic interaction with ions, sources of ions, materials for conversion of radiation to electric energy, materials for storing energy. Navigation is essential on various levels of space exploration: changing orbits or deep space travel. It involves many body dynamics, position detection, trajectory prediction. Communication must be fast, accurate and reliable.

Life and intelligence

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 Dialogue of two visitors from Sirus and Saturn to Earth about the meaning of life and intelligence. One of the best written tracts on this subject.

 

 

Machines and intelligence

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 Writers of science fiction articulate primeval longings of humans to reach Space, but only few of them combine fiction and science.  Perhaps the most famous is Arthur C. Clarke with his stories that also carry profound perspective of the possible future. Global communication is reality, machine intelligence is in the making and inhabited space station is for the future.

Dreams come true

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 There are always those who realize their dreams. Rockets have been around for millennia but real first steps making them means for reachong Space were made by K.E. Tsiolkovsky and R. H. Goddard. The former gave theoretical foundation of rocket technology  and contemplated space travel (left photo) whilst the latter made the first modern rocket (right photo).

 

Organizers

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Patronage

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Advisory Committee

Zdenko Uvalić
Airbus Defence and Space, Stevenage

 

 

Organizing committee

Ivan Ljubić
Mirta Medanić

Nives Novković

Marina Skender

Giuli Verbanec

 

 

Chairman

Slobodan Danko Bosanac

Adriatic Aerospace Association

email: dankob@a3space.org

tel: +385 91 5409604

http://www.irb.hr/users/bosanac/