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.
Joachim Frank shares the Nobel Prize with two other scientists for inventing a new and more powerful method of capturing 3D images of biological molecules in atomic detail.
The award committee noted that Basov had made "seminal discoveries in quantum material physics through infrared spectroscopy and nano-optics."
The plan reviews the current state of the Hudson River estuary and outlines ways to clean it up and reduce the impacts from development and climate change.