Frank White is a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and a Rhodes Scholar. He earned his M.Phil. in Politics from Oxford University.
He has authored or coauthored 10 books on topics ranging from space exploration to climate change. His best-known work, The Overview Effect: Space Exploration and Human Evolution, is considered by many to be a seminal work in the field of space exploration. Planetary Collective’s film called “Overview,” based largely on his work, has had nearly 8 million plays on Vimeo. Frank is co-founder of the Overview Institute, a leading organization dedicated to analyzing the Overview Effect and disseminating its findings.
Frank considers himself to be a “space philosopher,” and has long advocated developing a philosophy of space exploration. He is currently finishing a book on this topic called The Cosma Hypothesis.