Stephen Cohen, who teaches in the physics department at Vanier College, presented his research on the mechanics of a space elevator at the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), in Toronto, Ontario in September, 2014. His paper was entitled: “Static deformation of space elevator tether due to climber” – it is likely to be published in Acta Astronautica. Stephen has previously published several journal articles on the subject of space elevators.
Stephen also mentors students in association with the Vanier Science Student Research Center. They are currently planning which aspects of the space elevator that they intend to study.