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.
A new report projects that tens to hundreds of millions of people fleeing the gradual effects of climate change will shift centers of population within many countries in Latin America, South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
A new study led by led by Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory researcher Tammo Reichgelt explores what it will take for the iconic tropical tree to expand into areas that have long been too cold for palm trees to survive.