June 18, 2018

Joachim Frank Awarded 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

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.
June 18, 2018

Physicist Leading the Hunt for Dark Matter Wins Berkeley Prize

Elena Aprile, a physics professor at Columbia who is leading the world’s most sensitive search yet for dark matter, will receive the American Astronomical Society’s 2019 Lancelot M. Berkeley − New York Community Trust Prize Berkeley Prize.
June 18, 2018

Center for Climate and Life Names Yutian Wu Recipient of 2018 Fellowship

Yutian Wu, an atmospheric scientist at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory seeking to understand how the rapid decline of Arctic sea ice will impact North American weather extremes, is the Center’s newest Fellow.
June 13, 2018

Shrinking Ice Sheet Made A Surprising Comeback

Thousands of years ago, the West Antarctic ice sheet shrank dramatically—then grew back in an unexpected way. The new findings could help to refine predictions about how today’s warming climate will impact polar ice and sea level rise.
June 13, 2018

How Will People Move as Climate Changes?

A new model developed by Kyle Davis, a Columbia postdoctoral researcher, estimates how many climate migrants there will be, where they are likely to go, and what effects they might have on the places to which they move.
June 7, 2018

Ethiopia Establishes National Framework for Climate Services

In Ethiopia, climate variability can have a big impact on food, water, and health. Columbia experts are assisting with the development of a system to monitor and predict climate that will help keep people safe.
June 6, 2018

Quantum Interference May Be Key To Smaller Insulators

Researchers from Columbia University, Shanghai Normal University, and the University of Copenhagen have synthesized the first molecule capable of insulating at the nanometer scale more effectively than a vacuum barrier.