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.
Chunks of an exomoon’s dusty outer layers of ice, gas, and carbonaceous rock may be accumulating in a disk surrounding Tabby’s Star, blocking the star’s light and making it appear to gradually fade.
In 2019, two International Ocean Discovery Program expeditions to learn more about Earth’s climate history sailed under the leadership of Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists.
Columbia's Earth Institute is collaborating with leading global investment management firm AllianceBernstein L.P. to create an intensive curriculum focused on how climate change can affect economic and financial outcomes.