Adam Frank

Adam Frank appears in the following:

Climate And Other Worlds

Monday, January 19, 2015

A few years ago, as part of his own thinking about human beings and their planet, astrophysicist Adam Frank began working on a project to think about any technological species on any planet.


The Invisible World Has A Funky Fresh Beat

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Invisible mathematical relations guide the sounds in this video — and everywhere, says astrophysicist Adam Frank. They're present in the waves your cellphone uses and are the heartbeat of the tides.


Setting The Record Straight For Alan Turing

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

The world lost a young genius because people were uncomfortable with whom he was inclined to love, says commentator Adam Frank. The future of computing may have been very different if he'd been alive.


Book Review: 'Waking Up: A Guide To Spirituality Without Religion'

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Astrophysicist Adam Frank reviews Sam Harris' Book, Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality without Religion.


The Magic Of Christmas Eve Goes Beyond Religion

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

For a few hours on Christmas Eve, we let the charade and the walls drop and recognize each other for what we all are — fellow travelers on a journey no one understands, says commentator Adam Frank.


Seeing Heaven: The Beauty of Cosmigraphics

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

If you were asked to picture the universe, you might conjure up images of stars and swirling galaxies. Commentator Adam Frank says one new book succeeds in showing you what past generations imagined.


Searching For Proof Of The Unseen

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

From ghosts to gods, human beings have invested enormous effort trying to understand the invisible. The unseen world is, pretty much, the entire world, says commentator Adam Frank.


Confessions Of An Astrophysicist: I'm In Love With A Star

Tuesday, December 02, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says the best part of being a scientist is falling deeply, intimately in love with what you study, on a very specific level. Here, he waxes poetic on his connection to Mira.


Something To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says that no matter what your year has been like — no matter what you may have lost — you can always be thankful for the miracle that is planet Earth.


Should Science End Humankind?

Monday, November 17, 2014

How ready are we to be completely replaced? Commentator Adam Frank says it's a question that has to be asked because we are, as a culture, rapidly pushing the enabling technologies forward right now.


Are You Important?

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Network science is shining a spotlight on everything from your status in high school — it's not as simple as how many people you know — to the spread of diseases, says commentator Adam Frank.


Can Dancing Teach You Quantum Physics?

Sunday, November 09, 2014

After experiencing sound artist Ryoji Ikeda's newest composition, Superposition, commentator Adam Frank says yes — but that it won't just be science you'll be learning.


Need Perspective? Watch Our Crazy Star, The Sun

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Astrophysicist Adam Frank often tells his students that one reason to study science is that it puts our lives in perspective. Take a look at this video of the sun, and you'll see what he means.


Does Being 'Spiritual But Not Religious' Really Mean Anything?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The self-defined "unaffiliated" are apt not to reject science's promise of knowledge based on evidence but, rather, to embrace it, says commentator Adam Frank.


When Is It OK For Scientists To Become Political?

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The power of science and pervasiveness of technology puts scientists in a position of unique responsibility that can make political activism very slippery, says commentator Adam Frank.


Ever-Changing Technology Challenges Filmmakers

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank takes a look at Tony Zhou's video essay exploring the dilemma a director faces integrating new technologies, already part of our lives, into stories about those lives.


When Science Gets Ahead Of Itself

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Scientists have found a that March discovery, touted as one of the most important scientific discoveries ever, may not be one at all. Astrophysicist Adam Frank weighs in on the scientific process.


Is Civilization Natural?

Friday, September 26, 2014

Commentator Adam Frank says if we're building cities that affect the entire planet, maybe it's time to starting thinking about how nature and cities can evolve together.


Is Atheist Awe A Religious Experience?

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Recently, we've been talking atheists, awe, science and religion at 13.7. Commentator Adam Frank is weighing in, saying it is the experience of awe that sets us on the road to science or spirituality.


Can We Jump-Start A New Space Age?

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

Looking over the state of U.S. science funding these days, it's hard to not to get depressed. But the BoldlyGo Institute challenges us to remember that the stakes are too high to give up.