Papers and presentations from the 2007 Planetary Defense conference. I was supposed to present here, and helped organize Session 5. At the last minute I was asked to give some presentations to the Swedish Defense Ministry.
As part of my continuing
work on "extreme events" and worst cases, I've been writing
on the problem of "near earth objects." In May 2002 I
presented a paper in a day-long workshop at the Western Psychological
Association, on the lessons that social science might bring to NEO-related
February 2002 I presented similar work at the American Association
for Advancement of Science meetings.
I participated in a "Planetary
Defense Conference" in February 2004, which was sponsored by
American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and The Aerospace
video of my presentation is here.
Here are some interesting
links on NEOs.
scale: how the risk can be judged.
MN4, It just missed us in 2004. In 2029, it will be back.
Ames Research Center
* The Spacewatch Project
page on asteroids and comets
* Minor Planet
* Minor Planet Mailing List
* Clark Chapman's
home page (with asteroid links)
* NASA page on impact risks
* Deep Impact
on Scientific Requirements for Mitigation of Hazardous Comets and