Research & Discovery

This page highlights the astonishing amount of research happening across Columbia, one of the world’s leading research universities. 

This Columbia Astronomy PhD Candidate Is Exploring Why Galaxies Have So Few Stars

Carr's current work explores how galaxies' atmosphere keeps them from forming too many stars.


A new study sheds light on the significant role food systems will play in future global warming, and what can be done about it.

Columbia researchers have created a sort of  “bacterial suicide squad” that targets tumors.

When making decisions, we rely on different kinds of memory. How does the brain decide which to use?

Columbia faculty reflect on the promises and perils of artificial intelligence and how it will shape the future.

Columbia computer scientists are working with the Toyota Research Institute to make advanced home robots a reality.

New York was one of several cities that allocated more public spaces for physical activity and recreation during the pandemic. 

A device that uses ultrasound to calm nerves in kidneys may be able to help some people get their blood pressure under control.

Postdoc Oliver Philcox may have found a “smoking gun” for new frontiers in physics.

Researchers have developed a highly accurate machine learning model for detecting dementia in older drivers.

Feeling preoccupied with your fitness regimen could be a warning sign of exercise addiction.

Two new papers offer striking and surprising insights into the often-studied galaxy OJ 287.

A professor discusses why early puberty is becoming more common and why it's a concern.