Professor Adam Frank's Science Writing Makes National Collection

July 7, 2009

Prof. FrankAdam Frank, Professor of Astrophysics at the University of Rochester, is a computational scientist whose research group develops state of the art supercomputer codes to study star formation and stellar death. He is also a popular science writer who has written numerous articles for national magazines as well as a recent book on Science and Religion. Now one of Frank's magazine articles has garnered the national honor of being included in "The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2009" published by Houghton Mifflin. Each year the "Best of" editors read hundreds of articles on science and nature from sources ranging from the New Yorker to Natural History. Of those articles only a handful are selected for the book.

Frank's winning piece was "The Day Before Genesis," which appeared in the April 2009 issue of Discover magazine. The article explored different theories which look to supplant the Big Bang and its time singularity as a theory of Cosmology. (af)