What's a 'genius' look like?

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Carl Haber, experimental physicist
Carl Haber, 54, an experimental physicist affiliated with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in Berkeley, Calif.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Margaret Stock, attorney
Margaret Stock, 51,an attorney at the office of Cascadia Cross Border Law in Anchorage.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Robin Fleming, medieval historian
Robin Fleming, 57, a medieval historian at Boston College in Chestnut Hill., Mass.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Dr. Jeffrey Brenner
Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, 44,who developed a system that sends medical professionals to the doors of the desperately poor of Camden, N.J.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Tarell McCraney, playwright
Playwright Tarell McCraney, 32,an ensemble member with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Kyle Abraham, choreographer and dancer
Choreographer and dancer Kyle Abraham, 36, poses for a portrait in New York..

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Vijay Iyer, jazz pianist and composer
Jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer, 41, sits for a portrait in New York.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Colin Camerer, behavioral economist
Colin Camerer, 53, a behavioral economist at the California Institute of Technology.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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C. Kevin Boyce, paleobotanist ,
Paleobotanist C. Kevin Boyce, 39, at Stanford University where he is an associate professor in the Department of Geological and Environmental Sciences.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Phil Baran, organic chemist
Phil Baran, 36,poses for a photo at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif, where he is an organic chemist.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Donald Antrim, associate professor Columbia University
Donald Antrim, 55, an associate professor in the writing program at Columbia University, sits for a portrait in New York.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Carrie Mae Weems, photographer and video artist
Photographer and video artist Carrie Mae Weems, 60,poses for a portrait in Amherst, Mass.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Sarah Seager, astrophysicist
Astrophysicist Sarah Seager, 42, a professor of Planetary Science and Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is seen in Cambridge, Mass.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Susan Murphy, statistician
Statistician Susan Murphy, the H. E. Robbins Professor of Statistics at the University of Michigan.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Karen Russell, fiction writer
Fiction writer Karen Russell, 32, poses for a portrait in New York.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Ana Maria Rey, atomic physicist ,
Atomic physicist Ana Maria Rey, 36, a fellow at JILA and a research assistant professor in the Department of Physics at the University of Colorado.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Alexei Ratmansky, 45, choreographer
Choreographer Alexei Ratmansky, 45, an Artist in Residence at the American ballet Theatre in New York,

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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David Lobell, agricultural ecologist
Agricultural ecologist David Lobell, 34,an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Earth System Science at Stanford University.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Craig Fennie, materials scientist ,
Materials scientist Craig Fennie, 40,poses for a photo at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., where he is an assistant professor at the School of Applied and Engineering Physics.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Sheila Nirenberg, neuroscientist
Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg, poses for photos in New York, where she is a professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Julie Livingston,public health historian and anthropologist
Public health historian and anthropologist Julie Livingston, 46, poses for a portrait at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J., where she is a professor in the Department of History.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Jeremy Denk, pianist and writer
Pianist and writer Jeremy Denk, 43, poses for a portrait in New York. He is currently on the faculty of the Bard College Conservatory of Music and Mannes College, The New School for Music.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Angela Duckworth, research psychologist
Research psychologist Angela Duckworth, 43, at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.
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Dina Katabi, computer scientist
Computer scientist Dina Katabi, 42, poses for a portrait at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Among the 24 recipients named Wednesday to receive a $625,000 “genius grant” from the MacArthur Foundation.

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