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Columbia University (also known as Columbia, and officially as Columbia University in the City of New York) is a private Ivy League research university in New York City. Established in 1754 on the grounds of Trinity Church in Manhattan, Columbia is the oldest institution of higher education in New York and the fifth-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is one of nine colonial colleges founded prior to the Declaration of Independence, seven of which belong to the Ivy League. It has been ranked by numerous major education publications as among the top ten universities in the world. Columbia was established as King's College by royal charter of George II of Great Britain in reaction to the founding of Princeton University in New Jersey. It was renamed Columbia College in 1784 following the American Revolution, and in 1787 was placed under a private board of trustees headed by former students Alexander Hamilton and John Jay. In 1896, the campus was moved to its current location in Morningside Heights and renamed Columbia University.

Led by Columbia Engineering, Researchers Build Longest, Highly Conductive Molecular Nanowire

“A 2.6nm-long single molecule wire has quasi-metallic properties and shows an unusual increase of conductance as the wire length increases; its excellent conductivity holds great promise for the field of molecular electronics. As our devices get smaller and smaller …

Toward a Quantum Computer That Calculates Molecular Energy

“Researchers at Columbia and Google Quantum AI have developed an algorithm that uses the most quantum bits to date to calculate ground state energy, the lowest-energy state in a quantum mechanical system. The discovery could help make it easier to …

Shrinking Qubits for Quantum Computing with Atom-Thin Materials

“Using 2D materials, researchers have built superconducting qubits that are a fraction of the size of previous qubits, paving the way for smaller quantum computers. For quantum computers to surpass their classical counterparts in speed and capacity, their qubits—which …

Researchers Move Closer to Controlling Two-dimensional Graphene

“The results relied on a cleaner technique to manipulate the flow of electricity, giving graphene greater conductivity than metals such as copper and gold, and raising its potential for use in telecommunications systems and quantum computers. The device you are …

Quantum Phase Transition Detected on a Global Scale Deep Inside the Earth

“Spin transition discovered in the Earth’s mantle; finding will improve understanding the Earth’s interior, and enable better understanding of tectonic events including volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. The interior of the Earth is a mystery, especially at greater depths …

Making Our Computers More Secure

“Columbia Engineering researchers design new techniques to bolster memory safety; ideas are now being used by Air Force Research Lab Because corporations and governments rely on computers and the internet to run everything from the electric grid, healthcare, and water …

The Robot Smiled Back

“Columbia Engineering researchers use AI to teach robots to make appropriate reactive human facial expressions, an ability that could build trust between humans and their robotic co-workers and care-givers While our facial expressions play a huge role in building trust …

Switching Nanolight On and Off

“Columbia researchers discover a new way to program light on an ultra-small scale. A team of researchers led by Columbia University has developed a unique platform to program a layered crystal, producing imaging capabilities beyond common limits on demand. The …

Columbia Engineers First to Observe Avalanches in Nanoparticles

“Researchers develop the first nanomaterial that demonstrates “photon avalanching;” finding could lead to new applications in sensing, imaging, and light detection Researchers at Columbia Engineering report today that they have developed the first nanomaterial that demonstrates “photon avalanching,” a process …

Could We Harness Energy from Black Holes?

“A new Columbia study indicates energy can be extracted from black holes through reconnection of magnetic field lines. A remarkable prediction of Einstein’s theory of general relativity—the theory that connects space, time, and gravity—is that rotating black …