|Alma mater||City College of New York (B.S.) (1944)|
Columbia University (M.S.) (1946)
Columbia University (Ph.D)(1949)
|Awards||William Bowie Medal (1979)|
Japan Prize (1993)
Vannevar Bush Award (1994)
Lomonosov Gold Medal (1997)
|Doctoral advisor||Maurice "Doc" Ewing|
|Doctoral students||Don L. Anderson, Charles Archambeau|
photo: Jerusalem, 1953
Frank Press (born December 4, 1924) is an American geophysicist. He was an advisor to four U.S. Presidents, and later served two consecutive terms as President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (1981–1993). He is the author of 160 scientific papers and co-author of the textbooks Earth and Understanding Earth.
Press served on President's Science Advisory Committee during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations, and was appointed by President Richard Nixon to the National Science Board. In 1977 he was appointed President Jimmy Carter's Science Advisor and Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, serving until 1981.
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- Caltech Oral Histories, "Interview with Frank Press" (April 15, 1983).
- American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archive, "Oral History Transcript – Dr. Frank Press"
- Greenberg, Daniel S. (1979). "Interview: Frank Press". Omni (June 1979).
- SEG Virtual Geoscience Center, "Biographies: Frank Press"
- MIT News, "Press Wins Japan Prize" (March 17, 1993).