Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The Mathematical MacArthurs
The 21 MacArthur Fellows for 2014 have been announced:
http://tinyurl.com/mdg4csr (NPR coverage)
As usual quite a motley group, but including at least three with mathematical connections:
Danelle Bassett is a physicist, using mathematics to study the complex networking of the brain.
Yitang Zhang, the suddenly-famous mathematician who showed there were finite bounds to the prime gap problem.
and Jacob Lurie, a 36-year-old Harvard pure mathematician shown below: