Professor Emeritus at the University of Toronto whose recent work includes
the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).
Tough is the founder and coordinator of the Internet-based "Invitation to
ETI", and presents papers at most SETI conferences and at the annual Contact
conference. He serves on the IAA SETI Permanent Study Group and was recently
appointed co-chair of the Cosmic Call Advisory Board for Team Encounter.
His publications include Crucial Questions About the Future, A Message From
Future Generations, and a foundation paper on the array of search strategies.
Tough is also interested in the very long-term future of human civilization:
he serves as coordinator of the Future Generations Forum on the World Future
Society website. Another of his third interest's is humanity's search for
meaning and purpose on the individual and societal level.
Allen Tough and his wife live in a Toronto suburb, where he is active as
the coordinator of the Neighborhood Watch annual picnic. He enjoys reading,
walking, music, wilderness, hiking, conversations, the World Wide Web, and
his two grown children.
Invitation to ETI