Bevan French is an Adjunct Scientist in the Department of Paleobiology at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, where his research focuses on samples of extraterrestrial materials and terrestrial impact craters. He was formerly the Discipline Scientist for Planetary Materials in the Planetary Division at NASA Headquarters, and is the author of the book Traces of Catastrophe: A Handbook of Shock-Metamorphic Effects in Terrestrial Meteorite Impact Structures.
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