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A Festival Of Science

Just a heads up for folks that this week begins the World Science Festival 2015. It's a five-day celebration of all things empirical investigation of the cosmos. This year's program is full of fascinating discussions on brain science, space science and celebration of the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity.

You can see everything that's going on at the festival on their website. If you're in or near New York City from Wednesday to Sunday it would be worth your time.

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Adam Frank was a contributor to the NPR blog 13.7: Cosmos & Culture. A professor at the University of Rochester, Frank is a theoretical/computational astrophysicist and currently heads a research group developing supercomputer code to study the formation and death of stars. Frank's research has also explored the evolution of newly born planets and the structure of clouds in the interstellar medium. Recently, he has begun work in the fields of astrobiology and network theory/data science. Frank also holds a joint appointment at the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, a Department of Energy fusion lab.