Wednesday, September 25, 2013
The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation today announced the winners of the 2013 "Genius" grants. The 24 winners will each receive a five-year, $625,000 no-strings-attached stipend, giving each recipient what the San Jose Mercury News calls "unfettered freedom to pursue creativity."
According to the Mercury News,
This year's MacArthur recipients are a mix of the little known and world renowned, representing a broad cross section of the arts, economics and science. They range in age from 32 to 60 and work in settings as different as rural Alaska and inner-city Manhattan.
The 24 award recipients are:
- Kyle Abraham, Choreographer and Dancer, New York, NY
- Donald Atrim, Writer, New York, NY
- Phil Baran, Organic Chemist, La Jolla, CA
- C. Kevin Boyce, Paleobotanist, Stanford, CA
- Jeffrey Brenner, Primary Care Physician, Camden, NJ
- Colin Camerer, Behavioral Economist, Pasadena, CA
- Jeremy Denk, Pianist and Writer, New York, NY
- Angela Duckworth, Research Psychologist, Philadelphia, PA
- Craig Fennie, Materials Scientist, Ithaca, NY
- Robin Fleming, Medieval Historian, Chestnut Hill, MA
- Carl Haber, Audio Preservationist, Berkeley, CA
- Vijay Iyer, Jazz Pianist and Composer, New York, NY
- Dina Katabi, Computer Scientist, Cambridge, MA
- Julie Livingston, Public Health Historian and Anthropologist, New Brunswick, NJ
- David Lobell, Agricultural Ecologist, Stanford, CA
- Tarell McCraney, Playwright, Chicago, IL
- Susan Murphy, Statistician, Ann Arbor, MI
- Sheila Nirenberg, Neuroscientist, New York, NY
- Alexei Ratmansky, Choreographer, New York, NY
- Ana Maria Rey, Atomic Physicist, Boulder, CO
- Karen Russell, Fiction Writer, New York, NY
- Sara Seager, Astrophysicist, Cambridge, MA
- Margaret Stock, Immigration Lawyer, Anchorage, AK, and
- Carrie Mae Weems, Photgrapher and Video Artist, Syracuse, NY.
Congratulations to the award winners.