Three Harvard Professors Awarded Genius Grants

Roland Fryer Jr., Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics; Markus Greiner, associate professor of physics; and Matthew K. Nock, professor of psychology, have each been awarded a MacArthur Foundation fellowship. The fellowships, often referred to as "genius" grants, provide $500,000 for the recipient to pursue creative and intellectual projects.

You can find work by all three of these Harvard Professors in DASH. Prof. Fryer's work investigates the economic and social conditions of being black in America. Prof. Greiner uses lasers to cool and trap atoms in order to study quantum phenomena, and Prof. Nock's work is focused on the causes of suicide and self-harm.