Physics

Tanya Zelevinsky’s Pupin Hall lab is home to a sprawling contraption of gangly wires, metal pipes and chambers, and flashing lights.

Dillon Liu, SEAS ’13, just found out that not only has he won a prestigious Marshall Scholarship—he is also the first Columbia Engineering student ever to receive one.

Research at Columbia

Sometime in the next year and a half, a glowing interstellar blob—possibly a star or a young solar system—will pass perilously close to the supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.

More than 75 Columbia students and faculty erupted in cheers early in the morning of July 4 when researchers at the Large Hadron Collider outside Geneva presented data showing the existence of a subatomic particle strongly suspected of being the Higgs boson—the elusive particle thought to

Elena Aprile

Some light has been shed on the search for dark matter.

Physics Professor Igor Aleiner is one of 21 theoretical physicists, mathematicians and theoretical computer scientists from across the U.S.

Editor's Note: Tune in to The Charlie Rose show on July 9 at 11 p.m. to see Columbia Physics Professors Michael Tuts and Brian Greene discuss the latest Higgs developments. Some 75 Columbia faculty members, post-docs, students and friends gathered in Low Library at 3 a.m.

It’s an unlikely place to build a NASA telescope: a leafy estate in Irvington, N.Y., that once belonged to the son of Alexander Hamilton.

In anticipation of the potential for experimental verification of the existence of the Higgs boson—a long-hypothesized particle thought responsible for endowing other elementary particles with mass—the World Leaders Forum hosted a special program, co-sponsored by the Columbia Science Initi

Sean C. Solomon

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger and Provost John H. Coatsworth have named Sean C. Solomon to be director of Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

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