Barry R. Bickmore
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|Barry Robert Bickmore|
|Alma mater||Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University|
|Thesis||Atomic force microscopy study of clay mineral dissolution (1999)|
|Doctoral advisor||Michael F. Hochella|
|Known for||Climate change communication|
Barry Robert Bickmore is a professor in the department of geological sciences at Brigham Young University (BYU). He is also a devout Mormon, having written Restoring the Ancient Church: Joseph Smith and Early Christianity (Ben Lomond: FAIR, 1999) as well as several articles that have been published in the FARMS Review.
Bickmore was born in Redwood City, California, and raised in California and Utah. He served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Iowa. He obtained a degree in geology with minors in philosophy and chemistry from BYU. He then received a Ph.D. in geochemistry from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where his advisor was Michael F. Hochella. He then was a postdoctoral research assistant at the University of Colorado for about a year and a half prior to joining the BYU faculty in August 2001.
Bickmore, a conservative Republican, is known for his activism in support of global warming, such as when he criticized a proposed bill in Utah that described climate change as a hoax. The bill passed in spite of Bickmore's efforts to defeat it.
In geochemistry and related fields, Bickmore has focused on the study of low-temperature geochemical reactions and the development of geoscience curricula as part of the curriculum of elementary education majors.
- Neuman, Scott (13 April 2012). "War Of The Worlds: When Science, Politics Collide". NPR. Retrieved 15 November 2014.
- Bickmore's blog, Anti-Climate Change Extremism in Utah
- Maxwell Institute bio
- BYU faculty bio
- Mineralogical study with Bickmore as the lead author