Columbia News crunched the numbers to take a look back at the most-read stories on their website for every month of 2020. Their January 2020 story pertains to research in quantum materials in Physics.
Columbia-Physics is invited to participate in a Team-Up Project focused on “Building and implementing a framework and action plan that focuses on African American physics and astronomy undergraduate student outcomes”. The Columbia-Physics Team consists of graduate students Emily Caitlin Tiberi and Colin Adams, the President of Spectra Anjali Reena Verma, and faculty Rachel Rosen, Gustaaf Brooijmans, and Dmitri Basov.
Jack Steinberger, who served on the Columbia faculty between 1951 and 1971 and was known for his pioneering research into elementary particles, passed away on December 12 at the age of 99. Professor Steinberger shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Physics with Leon M. Lederman and Melvin Schwartz "for the neutrino beam method and the demonstration of the doublet structure of the leptons through the discovery of the muon neutrino”.