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.
Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, Ph.D., a professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and biological sciences at Columbia University Medical Center, and a recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
The Academy recognizes decades of work to map complex pathways that connect the eye to the brain — research that could inform treatments of developmental and vision disorders.
The team is the first to directly image propagation and dynamics of graphene plasmons at very low temperatures; their findings could impact optical communications and signal processing.