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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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

The mystery of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 is all the more troubling given how certain we seem to be about everything around us. Has technology inoculated us from reality?
13.7 Cosmos & Culture

This is not a world the scientists I trained with would recognize. Today, it is politically effective, and socially acceptable, to deny scientific fact.
- The New York Times