Wednesday, September 17, 2014

The Mathematical MacArthurs

The 21 MacArthur Fellows for 2014 have been announced:  (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:


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