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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Adam's Recent Writing

Adam's Writings

The binary pairing of Darkness and Light is so basic to human culture, no other name for the unseen stuff could do.
- Nautilus

Trump may defund NASA climate research. That's a bad idea for the entire planet.
- The New York Times

They may not exist now. But new discoveries imply that they once did.
- The New York Times

Philosopher Henri Bergson didn't challenge Einstein's theory but, instead, a philosophy that grew up around it; Bergson's separation of science and metaphysics is worth considering.
- 13.7 Cosmos & Culture

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