Claudio was born in Torino (Turin), Italy, on February 6, 1948.
He earned degrees in Physics (1972) and Mathematics (1974) at the University of Turin and a Ph. D. in Mathematics (1980), University of London (U.K.) King’s College. Fulbright Grantee in the USA (1977)
Highlights of his career
1985-2004: 20 years spent at Alenia Spazio S.p.A. in Turin working on scientific space missions. On 2001/9/8 asteroid (11264) Claudiomaccone so named in his honor by the International Astronomical Union.
2009: his book “Deep Space Flight & Communications: exploiting the sun as a gravitational lens” is published.
2010-present: Director for Scientific Space Exploration of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA, Paris).
2012-present: Chair of the IAA SETI Permanent Committee.
2012: his book “Mathematical SETI” is published.
In addition, he has published over 100 scientific papers, mainly in Acta Astronautica and in the International Journal of Astrobiology.
He delivered a talk entitled “Mathematical Big History & Evo-SETI Theory” at the IBHA Conference 2016. A video of this will be published on this website shortly.