Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Genius Faces

The 2008 MacArthur Fellows were announced today, which means excitement and lots of money ($500,000 no strings attached) for 25 people for the next five years. Some of the recipients include:

Chimamanda Adichie:
Columbia, MD
Age: 31
Fiction writer

Alexei Kitaev:
Pasadena, CA
Age: 45
Physicist/Computer Scientist

Diane Meier
New York, NY
Age: 56

Miguel Zenon
New York, NY
Age: 31

I wonder what Miguel and Diane have to talk about.

Apparently you can't apply. There's this secret team of genius-finders that sifts through the garbage of minds until they find a diamond.

Good luck to all the new MacArthurs. Keep me in mind next time, guys.