Adam Frank, PhD

Adam Frank, PhD

Adam Frank is a physicist, astronomer and writer, and is currently a professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester. His research focuses on computational astrophysics with an emphasis on star formation and late stages of stellar evolution. His popular writing has focused on issues of science it its cultural context including issues of science and religion and the role of technology in the human experience of time. He is a co-founder of National Public Radio’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture Blog.

Professor Frank’s first book was The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate, which attempts to define alternative perspectives in the discussion of Science and Religion. Frank's second book, published 2011, is About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang, which explores the relationship between changing ideas in cosmology and the cultural idea of time. In 1995 Frank was awarded the Hubble Fellowship.

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