Planck frequencies as Schelling points in SETI

  title={Planck frequencies as Schelling points in SETI},
  author={Jason T. Wright},
  journal={International Journal of Astrobiology},
  pages={446 - 455}
  • Jason T. Wright
  • Published 2020
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • International Journal of Astrobiology
Abstract In SETI, when searching for ‘beacons’ – transmissions intended for us and meant to get our attention – one must guess the appropriate frequency to search by considering what frequencies would be universally obvious to other species. This is a well-known concept in game theory, where such solutions to a non-communicative cooperative game (such as a mutual search) are called ‘Schelling points’. It is noteworthy, therefore, that when developing his eponymous units, Planck called them… Expand
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