Giga society was founded in 1996 by Paul Cooijmans, who has served
as its Administrator since.
Giga Society is open to anyone scoring at or above the 99.9999999th
estimated unselected population percentile on any of the acceptable tests.
This means one in a billion individuals can qualify. The corresponding IQ,
expressed on a scale with a set standard deviation of 16, is 196,
respectively sd 15, an IQ 190.
There are currently six Giga members.
Main goal of Giga Society is to reward high-scoring performers for their
contribution to the study of the measurability of high intelligence, and particularly to the establishment of norms for the very high range.