Ian Crawford (astrobiologist)

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Ian Andrew Crawford (born 1961 in Warrington, Cheshire, United Kingdom [1]) is professor of planetary science and astrobiology at Birkbeck, University of London.[2] Crawford is a specialist in the science and exploration of the Moon and in the search for life in the Universe. Before switching his research interests to planetary science in 2003, Crawford had a 15-year career at University College London as an observational astronomer specializing in studies of the interstellar medium.[2] He is the author of over 130 peer-reviewed research papers in the fields of astronomy, planetary science, astrobiology and space exploration.[3]

Crawford is a Fellow, and currently Vice President, of the Royal Astronomical Society, and a former member of the European Space Sciences Committee (ESSC) of the European Science Foundation. In 2014 he was appointed to the European Space Agency's Human Spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (HESAC).[2]

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  1. "Who's Who". Oxford University Press. Retrieved 14 June 2015. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Professor Ian Crawford. Birkbeck College. Retrieved 26 May 2015.
  3. "Ian Crawford Publications". Retrieved 14 June 2015. 

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