Frank Press

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Frank Press
Frank Press Jerusalem1953.jpg
Born (1924-12-04) December 4, 1924 (age 94)
Alma materCity College of New York (B.S.) (1944)
Columbia University (M.S.) (1946)
Columbia University (Ph.D)(1949)
AwardsWilliam Bowie Medal (1979)
Japan Prize (1993)
Vannevar Bush Award (1994)
Lomonosov Gold Medal (1997)
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorMaurice "Doc" Ewing
Doctoral studentsDon 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).[1] 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.[2]

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  1. Judith R. Goodstein, "A Conversation with Frank Press" Physics in Perspective, 6: 184-196. (2004).
  2. American Institute of Physics, "Frank Press", Array of Contemporary American Physicists.

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