# A stochastic process approach of the drake equation parameters

@article{Glade2012ASP, title={A stochastic process approach of the drake equation parameters}, author={Nicolas Glade and Pascal Ballet and Olivier Bastien}, journal={International Journal of Astrobiology}, year={2012}, volume={11}, pages={103 - 108} }

Abstract The number N of detectable (i.e. communicating) extraterrestrial civilizations in the Milky Way galaxy is usually calculated by using the Drake equation. This equation was established in 1961 by Frank Drake and was the first step to quantifying the Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) field. Practically, this equation is rather a simple algebraic expression and its simplistic nature leaves it open to frequent re-expression. An additional problem of the Drake equation is the…

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