About the PDTG

The SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup (PDTG) is a subcommittee of the International Academy of Astronautics  (IAA) SETI Permanent Committee. The PDTG is the successor to the “Post-Detection Science and Technology Subcommittee” that existed under the former IAA SETI Committee.

Chair: Paul Davies, USA
Deputy Chair: Carol Oliver, Australia

Terms of Reference for the PTDG:

  1. The SETI Post-Detection Subcommittee exists under the authority of the IAA SETI Permanent Commmittee (SPC) and will report to it annually.
  2. The purpose of the Subcommittee is to prepare, reflect on, manage, advise, and consult in preparation for and upon the discovery of a putative signal of extraterrestrial intelligent (ETI) origin.
  3. The Subcommittee is empowered to call upon other consultants for specialist help.
  4. The membership of the Subcommittee shall be interdisciplinary and international.
  5. Membership of the Subcommittee will be as deemed necessary by the chair.
  6. The chair of the Subcommittee will be appointed by the SPC, and the chair may appoint one or more deputies as he/she sees fit.
  7. The Subcommittee aims the raise the profile of SETI.

Meeting Minutes

[IAA SETI Permanent Group PDTG Original Website]

A Subcommittee of the IAA SETI Permanent Commmittee (SPC)