Rochester astrophysicist to speak at SUNY Oswego conference

SUNY Oswego will host the “Astrophysics for the New Century” symposium April 25-26, featuring a keynote speech on computational astrophysics by a University of Rochester faculty member.

Dr. Adam Frank, assistant professor of physics and astronomy, will deliver a free, public talk at 7:15 p.m. Friday, April 25, in Sheldon Hall ballroom.

With interests at the intersection of astrophysical fluid dynamics, stellar evolution and supercomputer simulations, Frank will speak about his research in hypersonic outflows in stellar environments, which produce “some of the most beautiful structures in the night sky,” he said.

“Much of my work to date has focused on the origin and evolution of these outflows,” Frank said. “Currently my group is working to understand the formation of ‘bipolar’ (double-lobed) outflows at the extremes of stellar evolution.”

In addition to his research and teaching, Frank is a freelance science journalist with articles in Discover and Astronomy magazines.

Parking for Frank’s talk is available in the employee and commuter lots adjacent to and across Washington Boulevard from Sheldon Hall.

The symposium is a joint meeting of the state section of the American Physical Society and the Astronomical Society of New York. For more information, contact physics professors Shashi Kanbur, shashi.kanbur@oswego.edu, or Dale Zych, dale.zych@oswego.edu.

(Posted: Apr 02, 2014)

Tags: physics, astronomy