April 1, 2020

Columbia to Build Upgrades for Large Hadron Collider, the World’s Largest Atom Smasher

The National Science Foundation awards $75 million to a Columbia-led team to support major improvements necessary to advance high-energy physics.
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March 16, 2020

Study Suggests Shifts in Deep Geologic Structure May Have Magnified Great 2011 Japan Tsunami

A new study led by researchers at Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory looks at why the 2011 Tohoku tsunami off Japan was unexpectedly huge.
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March 5, 2020

Many Lyme Disease Cases Go Unreported. A New Model Could Help Change That.

Researchers led by Maria Pilar Fernandez, a post-doctoral researcher at Columbia, have drawn on 17 years of data to develop a model that identifies areas in which the tick-borne illness is likely to emerge.
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January 6, 2020

A Quantum Breakthrough Brings a Technique From Astronomy to the Nano-scale

Researchers at Columbia University and the University of California San Diego have introduced a “multi-messenger” approach to quantum physics that signifies a technological leap in how scientists can explore quantum materials.
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This slab of sandstone has been on display since 1896, showing off the scaly footprints of a prosauropod dinosaur. Scientists only recently realized that the deep grooves on the left may be the track of a sailing stone. Credit: Lull, R.S., 1915
December 9, 2019

Sailing Stone Track Discovered ‘Hiding in Plain Sight’ in Dinosaur Fossil

Research led by Columbia University's Paul Olsen suggests that a massive volcanic winter may have frozen the tropics during the dawn of the dinosaur age.
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