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Frank Press
Born December 4, 1924 (1924-12-04) (age 85)
Brooklyn, New York,
United States
Nationality American
Fields geophysicist
Alma mater Columbia University

Frank Press (born December 4, 1924) is an American geophysicist.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Press is the recipient of 30 honorary degrees. He graduated with his B.S. degree from the City College of New York (1944). Went on to complete his M.A. (1946) and Ph.D. (1949) degrees from Columbia University.

Notable accomplishments



  • Understanding earth (ISBN 0716735040) by Press, Frank., Siever, Raymond. W.H. Freeman, c2001
  • "The role of geoscientists in providing credible advice to government officials" Press, Frank. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol.30, no.7, pp.247, 1998
  • "Growing up in the Golden Age of Science" Press, Frank. Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, vol.23, pp.1-9, 1995
  • "Patterns of seismic release in the Southern California region" Press, Frank; Allen, Clarence. Journal of Geophysical Research, vol. 100, no. B4, pp.6421-6430, 10 Apr 1995
  • "Needed: Coherent budgeting for science and technology" Press, F. (1995) Science 270 (5241), pp. 1448-1450
  • "The restructuring of science in research universities in the post-industrial society" Press, Frank. Abstracts with Programs - Geological Society of America, vol.26, no.7, pp.154, 1994
  • "Geoscience education as viewed from the National Academy of Sciences" Press, Frank. Journal of Geological Education, vol.39, no.2, pp.98-100, Mar 1991
  • "Science and the public welfare" Press, Frank. Earthquakes and Volcanoes, vol.22, no.3, pp.93, 1991
  • "Role of education in technological competitiveness" Press, Frank (1990) Siemens review 57 (2), pp. 4
  • "An international decade for natural disaster reduction" Press, Frank. USGS Open-File Report No. 88-0361, pp.53-61, 1988
  • Earth (ISBN 0716717433) by Press, Frank., Siever, Raymond. W.H. Freeman, c1986.
  • "Science and creationism" Press, Frank. Geotimes, vol.29, no.5, pp.9, May 1984
  • "Science and technology in the White House, 1977 to 1980; Part 2" Press, Frank. Science, vol.211, no.4479, pp.249-256, 16 Jan 1981
  • "Science and technology in the White House, 1977 to 1980; Part 1" Press, Frank. Science, vol.211, no.4478, pp.139-145, 09 Jan 1980
  • "Earthquake Prediction" Press, Frank. Scientific American, vol.232, no.5, pp.14-23, 1975
  • "Structure of the Earth and Moon: A Comparison" Press, Frank. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, vol.55, no.4, pp.323, 1974
  • "The Earth and the Moon" Press, Frank. Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences, vol.34, no.8, pp.732, 1972
  • "Probing the earth with nuclear explosions" by Griggs, D. T., Press, Frank., Rand Corporation. (1959) Issued by the Lawrence Radiation Laboratory as UCRL-6013.


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