Last spring they addressed the topic at a World Leaders Forum on campus moderated by fellow physicist and Dean of Sciences Amber Miller. Thompson says her family sometimes asks her to explain the real value of Higgs. “When you have scientific discovery and you fund research, in the wake of that comes technology,” she said.

As with karyotyping, microarray requires fetal cells obtained via an invasive procedure such as amniocentesis, where fetal cells are taken from the amniotic fluid, or chorionic villus sampling, where cells are taken from the placenta. Parents deciding whether to take these tests must weigh a number of factors, including their individual risk of fetal abnormalities, possible procedure induced miscarriage, and the consequences of having an affected child. Work is underway to develop a non invasive test, the same information seen by microarray, using a blood sample taken from the mother but is not yet available..

First of all, it’s not a myth. I can honestly tell you that I am making a full time living online. And yes, there have been many mornings where I’ve awakened, turned on my computer, and found notifications of sales that occurred during the night. The Campbell Sports Center was designed by Steven Holl, a professor at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, who has taught at Columbia since 1981. In the last two decades he has completed three huge developments in China and museums in France, Norway and Finland. Closer to home, Holl has designed an architecture and design school for Pratt Institute in Brooklyn and a large dormitory at MIT..

The psychological science that Ames teaches is not the stuff of anxieties and phobias, but rather how to be effective as a leader, at the bargaining table and working with other people. And his teaching is informed by his own behavioral research. Indeed, Ames believes that today’s business schools are at the center of groundbreaking work in the social sciences.

One study of So Paulo teenagers, conducted last year by market research company Senso Agencia de Estudos de Comportamento, found that Brazilian personalities from politicians to blond supermodel/TV star Xuxa topped the list of people they admired most, indicating their loyalty to their own culture. Brazilian teen agers mix musical styles easily, enjoying U2 along with Brazilian stars Milton Nascimento and Caetano Veloso. They are as likely to drink guarana, a local fruity soft drink, as Gatorade or Coca Cola..