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Columbia University Department of Physics
The richness of educational opportunities offered at the department is based upon a long and distinguished tradition of teaching and research.
A new technique developed at Columbia offers a systematic evaluation of twist angle and strain in layered 2D materials.
A new discovery from the lab of Professor Ozgur Sahin has emerged around the peculiar behavior of spores.
By counting tetrahedra of galaxies, a Columbia postdoc has determined that the Universe may not be mirror-symmetric, which would have profound implications for cosmological models.
Hydrodynamical simulations show that when two black holes orbit one another in the nucleus of a galaxy, they sweep the surrounding plasma into unique patterns. The resulting asymmetric mass distribution can help push the black holes together to collide and merge and produce unique electromagnetic emissions in the process.
The Sahin lab developed a device to illustrate energy conversion by bacterial spores from water evaporation
The McIver lab captures the ultrafast electrical response of quantum materials driven by femtosecond pulses of light
The Neutrinos and Rare Events Group sifts through terabytes of data from high-resolution imaging detectors to fish out rare particle interactions that could signify new fundamental physics.