Adam Frank is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester and a leading expert on the final stages of evolution for stars like the sun. Frank's computational research group at the University of Rochester has developed advanced supercomputer tools for studying how stars form and how they die. A self-described “evangelist of science," he is the author of four books and the co-founder of 13.8, where he explores the beauty and power of science in culture with physicist Marcelo Gleiser.
There are a few possible solutions to the problem of interstellar travel, but they largely remain within the realm of science fiction.
The truth is out there.
Technology has advanced at a blinding pace in the past 150 years. That won’t always happen.
Nebulae are beautiful, but so is the process of science.
Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series helped inspire the field of social physics, which uses math to understand crowd behavior.
Civilization is facing an existential threat from climate change. Will we humans make it? Does anyone in the universe make it?
Philosophers and scientists spent millennia arguing about the nature of light. It turned out to be stranger than anyone imagined.
The world is full of great mysteries. This is one of them.
Does history have a grand narrative, or is it just a random walk to no place in particular? And is the world as we know it about to change?
When Olympic athletes perform dazzling feats of athletic prowess, they are using the same principles of physics that gave birth to stars and planets.
Information may not seem like something physical, yet it has become a central concern for physicists. A wonderful new book explores the importance of the "dataome" for the physical, biological, and human worlds.
One single plot of data embodies the most profound thing we know about the stars.
If you truly want to understand modern astrophysics, knowing how to read this graph is essential.
Reduction is an approach that has been successful in science but is not itself synonymous with "science."
Reductionism offers a narrow view of the Universe that fails to explain reality.