What is the relation between science and culture in defining our response to the world.  How does it shape our choices for the human future?

Astrophysicist Adam Frank is a leading expert on the final stages of evolution for stars like the sun, and his 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 also committed to showing others the beauty and power of science, and exploring the proper context of science in culture.

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Do physicists need empirical evidence to confirm their theories?
- The New York Times

After many years, scientists announce they have finally seen gravitational waves — giving Einstein a boost and opening up a whole new view of the universe.
13.7 Cosmos & Culture

Humanity's climb up the ladder of technological sophistication has come with a heavy price.
- The New York Times

The humbling truth is that we still don’t know, even in principle, how to directly manipulate gravity.
- The New York Times