Prof. Adam Sobel's first book, Storm Surge: Hurricane Sandy, Our Changing Climate, and Extreme Weather of the Past and Future, will be published by Harper-Collins on October 14, 2014. The book focuses on Hurricane Sandy and related issues, such as climate change, the science behind both weather forecasts and climate projections, and how we as human beings and societies cope with environmental risks.
Prof. Wiggins was recently featured in the Fast Company article, "Most Creative People: New York Times Chief Data Scientist Chris Wiggins on the Way We Create and Consume Content Now," by Leah Hunter. “At The New York Times, we produce a lot of content every day, but we also have a lot of data about the way people engage with that content,” Wiggins says. “[The Times] wanted to build out a data science function not only to curate and make available those data, but to learn from those data.
Prof. Chris Marianetti and Ph.D. candidate, Eric Isaacs, were recently featured in the article, "Supercomputers Reveal Strange, Stress-Induced Transformations in World's Thinnest Materials:Columbia researchers used Brookhaven Lab supercomputer simulations to map and compare the transformations and breaking points of graphene and other promising monolayers," by Justin Eure.
Just as a watchmaker is enamored with the beauty of the miniature cogs and wheels that make a timepiece work, Simon Billinge, professor of materials science and of applied physics and applied mathematics, is equally enraptured by the minuscule world of nanoparticles. By learning how these ultrafine particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size behave within nanomaterials measured in billionths of a meter, Billinge hopes to optimize their performance and utility in biomedical, optical, and electronic applications. Columbia Engineering Magazine
Prof. Adam Sobel has been awarded the 2014 AGU Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award. Established in 2012, the Atmospheric Sciences Ascent Award aims to reward exceptional mid-career scientists in the fields of the atmospheric and climate sciences. The award recognizes excellence in research and leadership in this field.