Science Digest

A wide range of people from students and scientists to business people and educators gathered at Columbia University recently for the first conference on a burgeoning approach to science in space: conducting that research in collaboration with the private space industry.

Deep sea snapping shrimp in their natural color captured by Columbia researchers. Photo by K.S. MacDonald

In the world of evolutionary research, scientists studying the evolution of eusocial societies have traditionally relied on information gathered from studying terrestrial insects.

Columbia University Mathematician Mohammed Abouzaid
Professor Mohammed said a simplified example of his work is finding ways to measure objects, such as a coffee mug, with the techniques one would use to measure objects with a more geometric shape.