Professor of Astrophysics, University of Rochester • NPR Science Blogger • Author
2018 Speaker

Rochester, New York

Adam Frank is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester where his computational astrophysics group studies the origin and evolution of stars as well as the evolution of planets. Along with his research Adam describes himself as an "evangelist of science” and his commitment to showing others the beauty and power of science has led him to a second career as a popular writer and speaker. He is the author of the upcoming book "Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth." He is a co-founder of NPR’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog, an on-air commentator for All Things Considered and an occasional contributor to the New York Times. He also served as the science consultant for Marvel Studio’s Dr. Strange.

Adam is the author of two other popular books: "The Constant Fire, Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate"; "About Time, Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang". He recently published an introductory college astronomy textbook called "At Play In the Universe" which included development of a full course video game.