Support Provided ByLearn More
Body + BrainBody & Brain

Allan Adams

ByAllan AdamsThe Secret Life of Scientists and EngineersThe Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Receive emails about upcoming NOVA programs and related content, as well as featured reporting about current events through a science lens.

“You can make beautiful things starting with simple ingredients.”

Science:

Support Provided ByLearn More

Allan Adams is a theoretical physicist. String is his theory of choice, and he uses it to study the history of the universe.

Secret:

Allan is a glider plane pilot, meaning that he joyfully glides in planes with no engines.

Making Waves

Allan Adams enthuses about waves, a simple phenomenon at the root of almost everything.

Searching for Lift

Allan Adams learns how not to fall from the sky in a glider plane.

30 Second Science with Allan Adams

We give Allan Adams 30 seconds to describe his science and he tries to explain the history of the universe.

10 Questions for Allan Adams

We ask Allan Adams 10 questions and he tells us he makes lots of mistakes.
allan-sciencephoto_

About Allan Adams

Allan is a theoretical physicist, specializing in string theory. He teaches at MIT.