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Jan Zalasiewicz  

Polish Geologist & Paleontologist, Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester, and Ig Nobel Laureate

Jan Zalasiewicz is a Lecturer in Geology at the University of Leicester, and before that worked at the British Geological Survey. He is a field geologist, palaeontologist and stratigrapher, and researches fossil ecosystems and environments across 500-million years of Earth history.

Zalasiewicz is also the convener for the Working Group on the ‘Anthropocene’ and has published many scholarly works on the topic. Along with Mark Williams, he is the author of the popular science book "The Goldilocks Planet".

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