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Adam Frank

Professor
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Physics And Astronomy

Areas of expertise: Astrophysics

Press contact:
Peter Iglinski
585.273.4726

Related Links:
Adam Frank Home Page


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Huffington Post
Word of the Year -- Science: Fact vs. Fiction | Frank Islam
December 31, 2014

Huffington Post
Word of the Year -- Science: Fact vs. Fiction | Frank Islam
December 31, 2014

NPR
Rethinking The Relationship Between Civilization And Nature
September 26, 2014

NPR
Is Atheist Awe A Religious Experience?
September 16, 2014

WFSU Newsroom
The Cities Project
September 12, 2014

NPR
Can We Jump-Start A New Space Age?
September 09, 2014

NPR
Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed
August 19, 2014

NPR
A Lasting Marriage of Pop Music and Science
August 12, 2014

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Boil, Burn Or Explode? How You Die In Space
August 05, 2014

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What Would You Give Up For World Peace?
August 03, 2014

NPR
When Cities Become Science, Where Does Art Fit In?
July 26, 2014

NPR
Watch And Learn: Wave-Particle Quantum Weirdness
July 15, 2014

NPR
Science Vs. Religion: Beyond The Western Traditions
July 13, 2014

NPR
Spaceship Battles, Alien Worlds And Robots!
July 01, 2014

NPR
What We Need Is A Moon With Rings
June 24, 2014

NPR
Seeking the Solstice: Kick Off Your Summer of Cosmic Sunsets
June 19, 2014

Industrial Equipment News
Tech Wake-Up: Unknown Unknowns, Known Unknowns, and Known Knowns Edition
June 12, 2014

NPR
A Problem Like No Other: Science And Politics
June 10, 2014

NPR
The Case Against Flying Cars
June 08, 2014

The New York Times
I Was Promised Flying Cars
June 06, 2014

NPR
Doing Science In The Wild
May 28, 2014

NPR
The Universe Cares About How Fast You — Yes, You — Travel
May 21, 2014

NPR
Habitable Planets May Not Look Exactly Like The Earth
May 06, 2014

NPR
When Nature Speaks, Who Are You Hearing?
April 15, 2014

NPR
High-Speed Trading Defines A New Era
April 08, 2014

Oswego County Today
Rochester astrophysicist to speak at SUNY Oswego conference
April 03, 2014

Filmmaker Magazine
Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Doron Weber on Science on Screen and Live Distribution
March 31, 2014

NPR
Listening To The Echoes Of Creation
March 26, 2014

National Public Radio
Science And Fiction Without Science Fiction
March 25, 2014

WXXI
Connections: Origin Of The Universe
March 18, 2014

WLRN Miami
Scientists Announce A Big-Bang Breakthrough
March 17, 2014

NPR
A New Window On The Big Bang Has Been Opened
March 17, 2014

The New York Times
Dreaming in Code
March 07, 2014

NPR
Everything's Amazing And Nobody's Happy
February 25, 2014

National Public Radio
The Galaxy In Your Toilet Bowl
February 25, 2014

NPR
What Is Your Big Question?
February 11, 2014

NPR
Who 'Won' The Creation Vs. Evolution Debate?
February 06, 2014

NPR
Eureka! First Life In The Universe
February 04, 2014

NPR
A Human-Driven Mass Extinction: Good Or Bad?
January 28, 2014

NPR
Tickety-Tock! An Even More Accurate Atomic Clock
January 24, 2014

NPR
The Absurdity Of Consumerism
January 21, 2014

NPR
The Ghosts Of Physics
January 14, 2014

NPR
Take Four Minutes To Reflect On Your Place In The Cosmos
December 31, 2013

NPR
The Christmas Now: How To Be The Center Of The Univers
December 24, 2013

NPR
Can Science Explain Everything?
December 17, 2013

NPR
The Infinite Monkey Theorem Comes To Life[mediatracking.com]
December 10, 2013

NPR
Time Travel Saves The Day
November 26, 2013

NPR
Embracing Life and Death
November 19, 2013

NPR
Are Scientists Naive About Politics?
November 12, 2013

New York Times
Tidying Up Your Financial Life
November 11, 2013

NPR
Dark Matter Eludes Capture: Science And The Unseen
November 05, 2013

National Public Radio
How To See Forever On Your Dirty Car
October 28, 2013

NPR
The Two Faces Of Science
October 22, 2013

NPR
Word Of The Day: Hyper-Risk
October 15, 2013

NPR
Science Suffers In Unseen Ways From Government Dysfunction
October 08, 2013

NPR
How Does The World Work: Top-Down or Bottom-Up?
September 29, 2013

NPR
Don't Try To Clean That Messy Desk
September 23, 2013

NPR
The Bubble At The Edge Of The Solar System
September 17, 2013

NPR
Life Gives Sight To A Chaotic Universe
September 10, 2013

WROC TV CBS 8 Rochester
U of R Prof's Op-Ed on Science Denial Goes Viral
September 05, 2013

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Sometimes, The Old Ways Are The Best Ways
September 04, 2013

New York Times
Sunday Dialogue: Economics’ Ups and Downs
September 03, 2013

NPR
Simulating The Cosmos With AstroBEAR
August 27, 2013

Treehugger
Have we entered an age of denial? The new Cosmos hopes to change that.
August 22, 2013

New York Times
Welcome to the Age of Denial
August 21, 2013

NPR
The Dangers Of Being Right
August 20, 2013

NPR
The Power Of Science And The Danger Of Scientism
August 13, 2013

NPR
How To Fall Forever Into The Night Sky
August 05, 2013

WCBE 90.5 FM - Columbus
Black Holes + Wormholes = Quantum Answers
July 31, 2013

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Black Holes + Wormholes = Quantum Answers
July 30, 2013

NHPR
Reading Science: A Story Of Consensus And Community
July 16, 2013

Oregon Public Broadcasting
To The '13.7' Community: I Love You, Man!
July 11, 2013

NHPR
Falling: How To Meet Einstein In An Elevator
July 03, 2013

NHPR
Will Commerce Open The Doors To 'Eastern' Philosophy?
June 18, 2013

NHPR
A Brave New World: Big Data's Big Dangers
June 11, 2013

Forbes.com
Back Off, Man. I'm A Scientist! Greene, Carroll And Frank Open Seattle Science Festival 2013
June 09, 2013

NHPR
Putting The Fun Back Into Fundamental Science
June 04, 2013

NPR
What Big Data Means For Big Cities
May 30, 2013

NPR
The 'Brilliant Blunders' Of Science: Success Through Failure
May 28, 2013

Northwest News
Seattle Science Festival promises to be 'the bumbershoot of science'
May 28, 2013

NPR
Noir Through Space And Time
May 14, 2013

New York Times
Untimely Metaphysics
May 07, 2013

NHPR
Rise Of The Superheroes: Winners And Losers
May 07, 2013

NPR
There's Trouble Brewing At The Birth Of The Universe
April 16, 2013

NPR
How Close Is Doomsday?
April 02, 2013

Oregon Public Broadcasting
How To See The World In A Grain Of Sand
March 27, 2013

NPR
The Siren Call Of The Wilderness Can Be Heard On Mars, Too
March 26, 2013

NPR
How To See The World In A Grain Of Sand
March 19, 2013

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Big Data Is The Steam Engine Of Our Time
March 12, 2013

NPR
Explaining Big Data
March 10, 2013

NPR
Debris From Space Helped Shape Who We Are
February 19, 2013

NPR
A Valentine From An Atheist To A Religious Scholar
February 12, 2013

WWNO 89.9 New Orleans
Super Bowl Power Loss: A PSA From The Cosmos
February 06, 2013

Religion Dispatches
Beloved Immortals: Science, Miracles and ‘Jellyfish Time’
January 30, 2013

NPR
Is There A Place For The Mind In Physics? Part I
January 29, 2013

The Huffington Post
How to See the Universe in a Human Birth
January 18, 2013

NPR
White House Says No To Death Star
January 13, 2013

NPR
Check It Out: 'The Human Face Of Big Data'
January 08, 2013

NPR
Manhattan, Re-imagined For A Climate Changed Era
January 04, 2013

NPR
Dark Matter In A Minute
January 02, 2013

WCBE
Climate Change Gets Real For Americans
December 26, 2012

NPR
Wait, Maybe We Are Living In A Simulation.
December 23, 2012

NPR
The Distant Shores Of Titan Beckon
December 18, 2012

IT Web
Sci-fi technology will conquer big data
December 12, 2012

NPR
A Pledge To Science? That's Something Congress Should Consider
December 11, 2012

NPR
Welcoming Climate Skeptics Back To Science
December 04, 2012

Fast Company
A Helmet That Slows Down Time, Without The Drugs
November 29, 2012

NPR
Sean Carroll Tells A Story Of Humanity In The Hunt For The Higgs Boson
November 27, 2012

Discover Magazine
Reviews! | Cosmic Variance
November 25, 2012

NPR
The Reality Of Reality May Not Be Reality
November 20, 2012

NPR
The Winner Is: Cloud Atlas
November 11, 2012

Universe Today
Book Review: About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang Read more: http://www.universetoday.com/98386/book-review-about-time-cosmology-and-culture-at-the-tw
November 08, 2012

NPR
An Empty Debate: Politics Without Science
November 06, 2012

NPR
Weather On Other Planets
November 04, 2012

World Association of Newspapers
Top 6 articles exploring the link between Sandy and climate change
November 01, 2012

Oregon Public Broadcasting
Frankenstorms And Zombie Critters
October 31, 2012

NPR
Superstorm Sandy Disrupts Life For Weeks To Come
October 31, 2012

Salon.com
Sandy and the real climate change question
October 29, 2012

New York Times (State Version)
The #Frankenstorm in Climate Context
October 28, 2012

NPR
Cities: Salvation Or Infestation?
October 23, 2012

New York Times (State Version)
Cracking the Quantum Safe
October 13, 2012

NPR
The City As Infestation
October 09, 2012

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle
Airing the secrets of the universe
October 01, 2012

Cayman Observer
Close your eyes and think of Batman
September 28, 2012

NPR
Religion, Science And Easy Answers
September 25, 2012

NPR
Big Data And Its Big Problems
September 18, 2012

Space Review
Review: About Time
September 17, 2012

Discovery Channel
Interstellar Travel Is Hard, Why Bother?
September 13, 2012

Wisconsin Dells Events
Kay's Comments: Change comes with summer’s end
September 04, 2012

NPR
Time Tells Its Own Story: A Labor Day Fable
September 03, 2012

NPR
Reading Up On Thermodynamics
August 28, 2012

Planetizen
A Physicist's View of the City as Machine
August 22, 2012

NPR
The City As Engine: Energy, Entropy And The Triumph Of Disorder
August 21, 2012

The Atlantic Magazine
Bad News, Space Fans: Barnard's Star—One of Our Sun's Closest Neighbors—Is Barren
August 20, 2012

NPR
Is War Inevitable? A View From The Stars
August 14, 2012

Psychology Today
Finding The Next Carl Sagan
August 13, 2012

NPR
'Curiosity' Signals From Mars That We Can Solve Our Problems On Earth
August 07, 2012

NPR
If We Reach The Stars, Will It Matter?
July 31, 2012

The New York Times
Alone in the Void
July 24, 2012

NPR
CERN Discovers A New Particle, Likely The Higgs Boson
July 04, 2012

NPR
The Higgs: What's the big deal?
July 04, 2012

NPR
The Slow Glory Of Star Formation
June 26, 2012

NPR
Stars, Planets And The Meaningless Life
June 19, 2012

NPR
Maureen Dowd Fears The Cosmos, Should You?
June 12, 2012

NPR
The Venus Transit: Who Cares?
June 06, 2012

NPR
Quantum Weirdness And Being A Little Bit Pregnant: (Part 3)
May 23, 2012

NPR
Let The Real Space Age Begin
May 18, 2012

England Guardian
About Time by Adam Frank – review
May 15, 2012

NPR
Galaxies In Collision
May 05, 2012

NPR
Blackboard Rumble: Why Are Physicists Hating On Philosophy (and Philosophers)?
May 01, 2012

NPR
When is it BEST for Scientists To Trust Each Other's Results?
April 17, 2012

NPR
A Supreme Court Of The Future
April 03, 2012

England Telegraph
About Time: From Sun Dials to Quantum Clocks – How the Cosmos Shapes Our Lives by Adam Frank: review
March 15, 2012

NPR
Science Follows A Dark Path As It Tries To Explain The Observed Universe
March 14, 2012

Greenville Daily Reflector
Editorial: Economy in transition
February 12, 2012

NPR
Where Art And Science Meet, Exactly
February 07, 2012

NPR
Storms In The Void: Space Weather And Childhood's End
January 24, 2012

The Huffington Post
Can Science Be Sacred?
January 20, 2012

NPR
Kodak Is In Bankruptcy, But Its Hometown Hasn't Lost Its Sparkle
January 19, 2012

Discovery Channel
A Little Light Reading: 2011 in Physics Books
January 02, 2012

Discover Magazine
Last-Minute Shopping List
December 22, 2011

NPR
At Year's End, Reflecting On Cycles In Modern Life
December 22, 2011

NPR
The Big 'Maybe': What The 'God Particle' Hunt Tells Us About Science
December 13, 2011

Pittsburg-Post Gazette
In defense of opting out
December 09, 2011

NPR
Is Civilization A Bad Idea?
November 15, 2011

NPR
Credit Controversy: Who Made Key Cosmos Discovery?
November 10, 2011

The Huffington Post
Set Your Clocks for the Twilight of the Big Bang
November 04, 2011

Buffalo News
COMING UP
November 03, 2011

Washington Post
Paleontologist would turn chickens into dinosaurs; book ponders evolution of time
October 03, 2011

New York Times
Stone Links
September 28, 2011

Canada Globe and Mail
Cities use up 75 per cent of the world’s energy
September 27, 2011

Time Asia Edition
Was Einstein Wrong? A Faster-Than-Light Neutrino Could Be Saying Yes Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2094665,00.html#ixzz1Z4KvxIY1
September 23, 2011

The New York Times
On Warming and U.S. Hurricane Strikes
August 26, 2011

WNY Media
Our Quest For Purity
August 17, 2011

NPR
Will Hubble's Successor Fall To The Budget Crisis?
August 09, 2011

ABC News
Gray and Gay: Closeted Psychiatrist Comes Out After 40 Years
July 08, 2011

NPR
The Inspiration Gap And The Shuttle's Last Launch
July 08, 2011

NPR
A Great Mystery Comes Into Focus: Antimatter Trapped for 16 Minutes
June 07, 2011

NPR
Science Deniers: Hand Over Your Cellphones!
June 02, 2011

NPR
Science Deniers: Hand Over Your Cellphones!
May 31, 2011

NPR
Time, Duration And Prediction: Some Thoughts After Armageddon
May 22, 2011

NPR
Prizefighting And The Limits Of Agnosticism
May 20, 2011

NPR
The Final Word On Life After Death
May 17, 2011

NPR
Something Completely Different From Hawking's View On "Life After Death"
May 17, 2011

NPR
Top U.S. Scientists To Nation: Global Warming. Really. We Are Not Kidding.
May 16, 2011

'Thor' Blends Myth And Science
NPR
May 10, 2011

NPR
Visions Of The High Frontier: Space Colonies of 1970
May 01, 2011

NPR
The Alien Protocol
January 31, 2011

NPR
A Scientific State Of The Union
January 25, 2011

NPR
The Turbulence of Making Stars
January 11, 2011

NPR
Wolves Among The Stars: Rethinking Who On Earth Controls Interstellar Policy
January 04, 2011

Discover Magazine
I’m in Playboy
January 04, 2011

NPR
A Metropolis Stilled: Lessons From A Storm
December 28, 2010

NPR
Pageants Before Christmas: The Winter Solstice Makes Time
December 21, 2010

NPR
Science, Integrity and the White House Guidelines
December 19, 2010

NPR
Pluto Is A Dwarf Planet: Get Over It Y'all
November 16, 2010

NPR
Our Turn At The American Experiment
November 02, 2010

NPR
Beyond Science Vs. Religion: Re-Enchanting the World
September 21, 2010

NPR
Apocalypse When?
August 31, 2010

NPR
'Inception' And The Dream Of A Physics Of Dreams
July 19, 2010

NPR
Crossroads Real And Imagined: Why I'm Here.
December 16, 2009

Photonics
Stellar Jet Recreated in Lab
October 02, 2009

ZDNet
Scientists replicate the physics of a stellar jet in laboratory
October 01, 2009

America Magazine
The Constant Fire
June 01, 2009

Popular Mechanics
4 Science Lessons from the New Star Trek Movie
May 08, 2009

Discover Magazine
The Awe-ful Truth about Science and Religion: Part I
April 01, 2009

KUOW 94.9FM
The Connective Tissue of Religion and Science
March 05, 2009

KCTS 9 Television
Before the Big Bang in Cosmology: Part 1 of 4
March 03, 2009

The Nation
Back Talk: Adam Frank
February 17, 2009

Science Daily
How Magnetic Forces Shape Cosmic Jets Of Matter Streaming Out Of Stars
February 10, 2009

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
UR astronomer connects science with spirituality
February 02, 2009

Discover Magazine
Enough About Evolution and Scripture! Beyond the Science v. Religion Debate, Part I
January 27, 2009

The Chronicle of Higher Education
Another Legitimate Voice; Science and Spirituality; Chicago's Metropolitan Diary
December 15, 2008

WXXI 1370 Radio
1370 Connection: Randy Curren and Adam Frank of the U of R
August 22, 2008

Discover Magazine
Is the Universe Actually Made of Math?
June 16, 2008

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Biography
Adam Frank studies theoretical astrophysics, and in particular the hydrodynamic and magneto-hydrodynamic evolution of matter ejected from stars. His current research topic includes jets from young stellar objects, bipolar outflows from evolved stars such as planetary nebulae and massive stars.

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