Although similar islands usually vanish within months, images from NASA revealed that this landmass in Tonga may last for up to 30 years; Vicki Ferrini, a scientist at Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, contributed to the discovery.
Columbia’s Joachim Frank, one of this year’s Nobel Laureates in Chemistry, received his Nobel Medal on December 10 in Stockholm and described his work in electron microscopy in his Nobel lecture.
Researchers at Columbia University, along with colleagues at the New York Genome Center, have created software which can identify someone’s DNA in minutes. This has implications for crime scene investigation, emergency management, and scientific research.
A new study co-authored by Anders Levermann of Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory shows that even minor deterioration of ice shelves can instantaneously hasten the decline of ice hundreds of miles landward.