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Adam Frank is a Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester as well as a popular science writer. He is the co-founder of NPR's 13.7 Cosmos and Culture Blog. He also does regular on-air commentaries for All Things Considered and has two books on science culture published (the last one for Simon & Schuster).
Professor Frank received his Ph.D. in Physics (1992) from University of Washington. He held postdoctoral and visiting scientist positions at Leiden University and the University of Minnesota. In 1995, he was awarded a Hubble Fellowship. He joined the University as an Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy in 1996. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2000 and to Professor in 2004. He received a University Bridging Fellowship in 2005.
Prof. Frank's research is in the general area of Theoretical Astrophysics, and in particular the hydrodynamic and magneto-hydrodynamic evolution of matter ejected from stars. Current research topic include jets from Young Stellar Objects, bipolar outflows from evolved stars such as Planetary Nebulae and Massive stars. Investigations are carried out though the use of large scale numerical simulations.
Here is a link to Adam's webpage: https://www.adamfrankscience.com/