Adam Frank


Born: Tucson, Arizona, USA


Adam Frank (born 1 August 1962) is an American physicist, astronomer, and writer. His scientific research has focused on computational astrophysics with an emphasis on star formation and late stages of stellar evolution. Currently his work includes studies of exoplanet atmospheres and astrobiology. The latter include studies of the generic response of planets to the evolution of energy-intensive civilizations (exo-civilizations).His popular writing has focused on issues of science in its cultural context. Topics include: issues of climate and the human future, technology and cultural evolution; the nature of mind and experience; science and religion. He is a co-founder of NPRs 13.7 Cosmos and Culture Blog., a regular on-air contributor to All Things Considered and an occasional contributor to the New York Times.

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