How to build a colony on an alien world
Humankind may need to colonise other planets if we were to survive in the long-run. Where are we at? Closer than youmight think, but there is still some work to do. Whether it will be Moon, Mars, an asteroid, a station in deep space, or some exoplanet, this speculative talk will explore the state-of-the-art of the technologies that will enable humans to settle out of this world: transportation, habitats, energy, nutrition, environment.
Biography Matteo Ceriotti
Dr Matteo Ceriotti received his M.Sc. summa cum laude from Politecnico di Milano (Italy) in 2006 with a thesis on planning and scheduling for planetary exploration. In 2010, he received his Ph.D. on “Global Optimisation of Multiple Gravity Assist Trajectories” from the Department of Aerospace Engineering of the University of Glasgow (United Kingdom). During 2009-2012, Matteo was a research fellow at the Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, leading the research theme “Orbital Dynamics of Large Gossamer Spacecraft”. In 2012, he returned to the University of Glasgow as a lecturer in Space Systems Engineering, within the School of Engineering. His main research interests are space mission analysis and trajectory design, orbital dynamics, trajectory optimisation, particularly focusing on high area-to-mass ratio structures.