Dr Andrew Glikson is an Earth and Paleo-climate Scientist, Visiting
Fellow at the Australian National University, Research School of Earth
Science, the School of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Planetary
Science Institute, and a member of the ANU Climate Change Institute.
graduated from The University of Western Australia, was a Principal
Research Scientist with the Australian Geological Survey organization
(now Geoscience Australia), conducted extensive geological surveys in
central and western Australia, studied the evolution of the early Earth
crust, the effects of asteroid and comet impacts on the Earth with
reference to mass extinction of species, and the inter-relationships
between human evolution and the atmosphere. He has an impact crater and
an asteroid named after him by Eugene Shoemaker, late head of the
United States Astrogeology Branch of the US Geological Survey.