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Subaru Telescope Astronomer Olivier Guyon Receives Prestigious MacArthur Fellowship


The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has chosen Subaru Telescope astronomer Dr. Olivier Guyon to receive a prestigious 2012 MacArthur Fellowship. He joins a diverse, elite group of 23 individuals nationwide selected for this annual honor. Awarded to “talented individuals in a variety of fields who have shown exceptional originality and dedication in their creative pursuits,” the fellowships grant $500,000 to each recipient over a five-year period with no conditions placed on the use of the grant. The award recognizes exceptional merit over a broad range of work rather than pinpointing a particular achievement, and the fellowship reinforces the promise of future creative work. Dr. Guyon expressed some of the meaning of this honor for him: “The award is a huge statement about the trust other scientists have in my work. It motivates me to persevere in doing very good work and helping mankind in gaining knowledge. It is such an enormous honor to receive this fellowship, because it is given not only for what you have done but also for trust placed in your continued work.”

Full Story: http://www.naoj.org/Topics/2012/10/03/index.html

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