Astrobiological Complexity with Probabilistic Cellular Automata

@article{Vukoti2012AstrobiologicalCW,
  title={Astrobiological Complexity with Probabilistic Cellular Automata},
  author={B. Vukoti{\'c} and M. Cirkovic},
  journal={Origins of Life and Evolution of Biospheres},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={347-371}
}
The search for extraterrestrial life and intelligence constitutes one of the major endeavors in science, but has yet been quantitatively modeled only rarely and in a cursory and superficial fashion. We argue that probabilistic cellular automata (PCA) represent the best quantitative framework for modeling the astrobiological history of the Milky Way and its Galactic Habitable Zone. The relevant astrobiological parameters are to be modeled as the elements of the input probability matrix for the… Expand
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