Adam Frank

Death is the question beyond all questions, the unrelenting mystery.

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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. He is the author of the forthcoming book Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth. He has written two other books, The Constant Fire: Beyond the Religion and Science Debate, and About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang.  He is the co-founder of National Public Radio’s 13.7: Cosmos and Culture blog as well as a regular on-air commentator for All Things Considered.

Just because the cosmic drama is large, doesn’t mean my place in it is any less significant.