Second Friday Science Social
Next Scheduled Talk
Dr. Adam Frank, Professor of Astrophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Rochester
Introduction by: Dirk Bohmann
When? Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:00 p.m.
Where?1-9576 Ryan Case Method Room
And then? Drinks and snacks in the 1-9580 Forbes Mezzanine
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Title: Sustainability and the Astrobiological Perspective:Framing Human Futures in a Planetary Context
Adam Frank is a Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research focuses on computational astrophysics with an emphasis on star formation and late stages of stellar evolution. In addition to his work as a scientist and scholar, he is a successful author. His popular writing has focused on issues of science it its cultural context including issues of science and religion and the role of technology in the human experience of time. He is a co-founder of National Public Radio’s 13.7 Cosmos and Culture Blog.
His Second Friday Science Social lecture will explore how questions related to developing a sustainable human civilization can be cast in terms of astrobiology. In particular he will show how ongoing astrobiological studies of the coupled relationship between life, planets and their co-evolution can inform new perspectives and direct new studies in sustainability science.