A delegation from Columbia’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO), led by Gisela Winckler, a researcher at LDEO and adjunct professor at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences (DEE) traveled to Chile in early January to participate in a workshop entitled "The Role of Dust in Climate Change: A biogeochemistry perspective".
Chile’s 2016-2017 fire season was the worst in history. More than 500,000 hectares of wildfires affected cities, towns, and rural areas, including national parks and reserves.
We are delighted to invite Chilean professionals who wish to spend some days in New York to review the top, high-impact, short executive courses offered by Columbia Business School in 2018 in the areas of Leadership, Strategy, Finance, Marketing, Social Enterprise and Talent management.
Marianne González Le Saux, a Ph.D. candidate at Columbia University in the field of Latin American history, is currently teaching legal history at Universidad Alberto Hurtado’s Law School.
Three undergraduate Columbia Engineering students --Temitope Akinade, Sofía Barbosa, and Lance Avery Murphy—participated in an "International Seminar for Engineering Leaders" (ISEL), held in Santiago in late September.
Columbia University congratulates Joachim Frank, PhD, professor of biochemistry and molecular biophysics and of biological sciences, a winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017, shared with Richard Henderson and Jacques Dubochet “for developing cryo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.”
The rapid growth of waste materials generated by humanity and the ever-increasing scarcity of landfill space worldwide have resulted in a major environmental problem. Faced with this challenge, municipalities and companies are seeking alternative solutions to the age-old method of landfilling. The only proven alternative for the management of the post-recycling waste, that means the waste with no value in the market or recovery potential, is thermal treatment for the recovery of energy (waste-to-energy or WTE).
Chile’s National Commission for Science and Technology (CONICYT) launched a call for proposals targeting young Chilean researchers who obtained their Ph.Ds. between 2010 and 2017, aimed at supporting collaborative projects with foreign counterparts across all scholarly areas, with funding up to USD$28,000.