COLUMBIA SCIENCE COMMITS
Science lies at the heart of solving the great challenges facing the world today.
Columbia’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences is partnering across the university and beyond to commit our world-class resources to urgent, global challenges in climate, health, and innovation.
A New Model: Science as Startup
The scale and urgency of these global challenges requires a new model of engagement, one that accelerates discovery and innovation and leads to public and private sector solutions.
We propose Science as Startup – a new way of fast-tracking the research needed to solve the complex challenges we face in health care, neuroscience, climate, energy, and developing needed new materials. Science as Startup takes cues from the entrepreneurial startup culture to spur knowledge creation and to build institutions that translates this knowledge to action.
Thousands more people could die from injuries each year as rising temperatures in the United States affect people’s behavior, according to a new Columbia study.
Columbia scientists have identified a brain circuit that drives fruit flies’ ability to see in color — and found that it bears a striking resemblance to the circuitry behind our own capacity for color vision.
What can a fish tell us about the brain and our senses? At Columbia’s Zuckerman Institute, two labs with different expertise have teamed up to find out.