Adam Frank is a professor of astrophysics at the University of Rochester where his group focuses on computational astrophysics with an emphasis on the late stages of stellar evolution and the evolution of exoplanets. His popular writing has focused on issues of science in its cultural context, including issues of science and religion, the role of technology in the human experience of time, and climate change as an astrobiological phenomena. He is a co-founder of NPR's 13.7 Cosmos and Culture Blog, a regular commentator on All Things Considered, and contributor to The New York Times. His books include The Constant Fire: Beyond the Science vs. Religion Debate and About Time: Cosmology and Culture at the Twilight of the Big Bang. His newest book, Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and Our Fate on Earth will be published next year.