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SETI Post-Detection

A Post-Detection Subcommittee has been established, to replace the Post-Detection Science and Technology Subcommittee which existed under the former IAA SETI Committee.

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

Terms of Reference:

  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.

Members of the Post-Detection Taskgroup (February 2008)

Ivan AlmarKonkoly Observatory, Hungary
Stephen BaxterBritish Interplanetary Society, UK
Paul DaviesArizona State University, USA
Kathryn DenningYork University, Canada
John ElliottLeeds University, UK
Claudio MacconeInternational Academy of Astronautics, Italy
Karl MentenMax Planck Institut für Radioastronomie, Germany
Ian MorisonJodrell Bank Observatory, UK
Paolo MussoUniversita dell'Insubria, Italy
Ray NorrisCSIRO Australia Telescope, Australia
Carol OliverAustralian Centre for Astrobiology, Australia
Tom PiersonSETI Institute, USA
Margaret RaceSETI Institute, USA
V. RadhakrishnanRaman Research Institute, India
Martin ReesInstitute of Astronomy, Cambridge, UK
Seth ShostakSETI Institute, USA
H. Paul ShuchSETI League, USA
William StoegerVatican Observatory, USA
Jill TarterSETI Institute, USA
Doug VakochSETI Institute, USA
Lori WaltonTigerstar Geoscience, Canada
Dan WerthimerUniversity of California at Berkeley, USA

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