Adam Frank

Professor of Astrophysics
University of Rochester

What He Studies

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.

In the News

I Was Promised Flying Cars

1970s science fiction promised a future filled with technological wonders: talking computers, bionic limbs, flying cars. Forty years later, though much of that future has arrived, it's still missing what Adam considers its most important ingredient.

— The New York Times


The Galaxy in Your Toilet Bowl

Adam Frank likes to point out the great science happening around us all the time. Even there in your toilet bowl, that whirl of water is similar to a spiraling galaxy.




University of Rochester
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rochester, NY 14627-0171

Phone: 585-275-1717
Fax: 585-273-3237