Fred Adams

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Fred Adams

Ta-You Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics

Office Location(s): 3251 Randall
Phone: 734.647.4320

  • Fields of Study
    • Astrophysics Theory
  • About

    Professor Adams works in the general area of theoretical astrophysics with a focus on the study of star formation and cosmology. He is internationally recognized for his work on the radiative signature of the star formation process, the dynamics of circumstellar disks, and the physics of molecular clouds. His recent work includes star formation in clusters, the development of a theory for the initial mass function for forming stars, and studies of extra-solar planetary systems. In cosmology, he has studied many aspects of the inflationary universe, cosmological phase transitions, magnetic monopoles, cosmic rays, anti-matter, the cosmic background radiation, galactic halos of dark matter, and the long-term future of the universe.


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  • Education
    • Iowa State University B.S. 1983
    • University of California, Berkeley Ph.D. 1988.