October 2, 2019

Walter Pitman: Discovered a Key to Plate Tectonics

Walter Pitman, a seagoing geophysicist who spent his entire career at Columbia University and spotted a crucial piece of a huge puzzle that revolutionized the earth sciences, has died.
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September 16, 2019

Tabby’s Star: Exomoon’s Slow Annihilation Could Explain the Dimming of the Most Mysterious Star in the Universe

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.
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September 6, 2019

The Surprising Way a Volcanic Eruption Fueled a Bloom of Ocean Algae

A new study co-authored by ocean scientists at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory reveals a surprising way in which lava influences marine ecology.
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August 13, 2019

Researchers Develop Materials That Can Revolutionize How Light is Harnessed for Solar Energy

Columbia scientists have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells, providing a tool to help push forward the development of next-generation devices.
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August 2, 2019

Arnold L. Gordon Honored: Marking a Legacy of Ocean Discoveries

The American Meteorological Society will award Gordon the Henry Stommel Research Medal for his research on the Southern Ocean and inter-basin circulation.
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