The New Gen Ed Lottery System, Explained


Armed Individuals Sighted in Harvard Square Arraigned


Harvard Students Form Coalition Supporting Slave Photo Lawsuit's Demands


Police Apprehend Armed Man and Woman in Central Square


107 Faculty Called for Review of Tenure Procedures in Letter to Dean Gay

Harvard News In Brief

Another Genius

By Matthew W. Granade

The Harvard faculty has yet another genius in its midst, according to the MacArthur Foundation which awarded Peter Galison, Mallinckrodt professor of the history of science and of physics, a 'genius' grant.

Galison, 42, received $265,000 from the foundation. MacArthur Fellowships are unrestricted awards in support of individuals, not specific projects, and do not require a report or any other production by recipients.

"I'm delighted that Galison, intellectual eclectic and reviver of history of science, should be supported by the MacArthur Foundation," said Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Jeremy R. Knowles. "What good taste they have."

Galison studies the history of science, mainly events from twentieth-century physics. He focuses on the role of scientific instruments. He authored How Experiments End in 1987 and Image and Logic: A Material Culture of Microphysics in 1997.

Want to keep up with breaking news? Subscribe to our email newsletter.