Genius Among Us

The 2004 MacArthur “genius” grants were just announced, and three out of 23 are here in Mass. This year’s John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellows include:

Each will receive $500,000 in “no strings attached” support over the next five years.
My wife knows Vamsi (they are the same age in the same field at the same institution). When I told her he’d won a MacArthur she said “the bastard,” and quickly followed it up with “he deserves it.”
Now, if only they gave out Underachiever grants for folks like me….

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