2000 MacArthur Foundation Awards

Updated June 26, 2020 | Infoplease Staff

The MacArthur Foundation awards monetary prizes each year in order to provide financial assistance for selected innovators.

  • Susan Alcock, 39, associate professor of classical archaeology and classics; Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • Christopher Beard, 38, associate curator, vertebrate paleontology; Mars, Pa.
  • Lucy Blake, 40, president, Sierra Business Council; Sierraville, Calif.
  • Anne Carson, 49, history professor; Berkeley, Calif. and Montreal
  • Peter Hayes, 47, executive director, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development; Berkeley, Calif.
  • David Isay, 34, radio producer; New York
  • Alfredo Jaar, 44, artist; New York
  • Ben Katchor, 48, cartoonist; New York
  • Hideo Mabuchi, 28, assistant professor of physics; Pasadena, Calif.
  • Susan Marshall, 41, artistic director and choreographer; New York
  • Samuel Mockbee, 55, professor of architecture; Canton, Miss.
  • Cecilia Munoz, 37, vice president, National Council of La Raza; Silver Spring, Md.
  • Margaret Murnane, 41, professor of physics; Boulder, Colo.
  • Laura Otis, 38, associate professor of English; Port Washington, N.Y.
  • Lucia Perillo, 41, associate professor of creative writing; Carbondale, Ill.
  • Matthew Rabin, 36, professor of economics; San Francisco
  • Carl Safina, 45, vice president, marine conservation, National Audubon Society; Islip, N.Y.
  • Daniel Schrag, 34, professor of geochemistry; Cambridge, Mass.
  • Susan Sygall, 47, executive director, Mobility International USA; Eugene, Ore.
  • Gina Turrigiano, 37, assistant professor of biology; Acton, Mass.
  • Gary Urton, 53, professor of anthropology; Earlville, N.Y.
  • Patricia J. Williams, 48, law professor; New York
  • Deborah Willis, 52, curator of exhibitions; Washington
  • Erik Winfree, 30, assistant professor of computer science; Pasadena, Calif.
  • Horng-Tzer Yau, 55, professor of mathematics; New York

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