MacArthur Foundation Selects 25 New Genius Grant Winners

From a New York Times story by Matt Stevens headlined “MacArthur Foundation Announces 25 New ‘Genius’ Grant Winners:

The 2022 MacArthur fellows include a sociologist working to understand what drives people to own guns; an astrodynamicist trying to manage “space traffic” and ensure that satellites don’t crash into each other in Earth’s orbit; and a lawyer seeking to expose inequities in the patent system that stifle access to affordable medications.

The 25 winners of the fellowship study things as small as molecular materials and as vast as outer space. They are esteemed in their fields, if not yet all household names. And now, in addition to being publicly celebrated for their work, they will have more funding to keep it going.