country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Iowa State University, University of California, Berkeley
occupation: physicist, astronomer
award received: Helen B. Warner Prize for Astronomy, Robert J. Trumpler Award
Fred C. Adams (born 1961) is an American astrophysicist who has made contributions to the study of physical cosmology.
Fred Adams is the Ta-You Wu Collegiate Professor of Physics at the University of Michigan, where his main field of research is astrophysics theory focusing on star formation, planet formation, and dynamics. His seminal work on the radiative signature of star formation has provided a foundation for further studies in star formation. In more recent years, he has studied the formation and evolution of planetary systems, including the effect of the stellar birth cluster environment.
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