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NASA brings standards of evidence to the search for UFOs

NASA brings standards of evidence to the search for UFOs

July 25, 2022

America’s space agency is convening a commission to investigate unidentified flying objects. In a Newsweek op-ed, Adam Frank explains why NASA’s involvement could be a game changer.

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Can the public’s trust in science—and scientists—be restored?

Can the public’s trust in science—and scientists—be restored?

July 20, 2022

Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says distrust jeopardizes the country’s future as an economic powerhouse.

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Can a planet have a mind of its own?

Can a planet have a mind of its own?

February 16, 2022

Adam Frank, the Helen F. and Fred H. Gowen Professor of Physics and Astronomy, asks, if a planet with life has a life of its own, can it also have a mind of its own?

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Adam Frank receives Carl Sagan Medal for excellence in public communication

Adam Frank receives Carl Sagan Medal for excellence in public communication

August 9, 2021

The award recognizes the Rochester astrophysicist’s ‘sustained efforts’ to make science and research broadly accessible through on-air commentary, popular books, Netflix documentaries, Marvel movies, and more.

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Science offers hope during dark times

Science offers hope during dark times

January 21, 2021

American science has not only remained solid through recent crises but also provided a path out of the darkness, Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank writes for NBC News.

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A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

A new era in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence

January 4, 2021

If trends continue, “the search for intelligence in the universe may finally escape the giggle-factor,” writes University of Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank in a Washington Post op-ed.

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Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

Rochester leads effort to understand matter at atom-crushing pressures

August 10, 2020

The University is the host institution for a NSF-funded national collaboration to explore ‘revolutionary states of matter.’

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Are aliens real? Do aliens exist? Technosignatures may hold new clues

Are aliens real? Do aliens exist? Technosignatures may hold new clues

June 18, 2020

Adam Frank, professor of physics and astronomy, is searching for “technosignatures,” or the physical and chemical traces of advanced civilizations, among the 4,000 or so exoplanets scientists have found so far.

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COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

COVID-19 pandemic a ‘fire drill’ for climate change

March 30, 2020

Like infectious disease researchers, climate change scientists have warned for decades that we are unprepared. Rochester astrophysicist Adam Frank says, “It’s time to wake up.”

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Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

Adam Frank wins multiple awards for promoting public understanding of science

October 30, 2019

The University of Rochester astrophysicist recently received the American Physical Society’s 2020 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award and his latest book Light of the Stars was awarded the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Award for Science.

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