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Professor Ian Plimer is the Professor of Geology at The University of Melbourne.
He was formerly Professor at the Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich and at the University of Newcastle.
He won the Leopold von Buch Medal for Science and has thrice won the Eureka Prize, the latest of which was for his book A Short History of Planet Earth.
Professor Plimer has published over 120 scientific papers and books and 6 books for the lay person on topics raging from religious fundamentalism to mining history.
He is a Fellow of the Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Geological Society of London, member of numerous professional organisations and serves on many national and international scientific commissions.
He is currently edits the Academic Press Encyclopaedia of Geology, is filming a BBC natural science program and continues his weekly ABC regional radio broadcasts.
He is a director of a UK and Australian listed public companies.