2005 MacArthur Foundation Awards
Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
The MacArthur Foundation awards monetary prizes each year in order to provide financial assistance for selected innovators.
- Marin Alsop, 48, conductor; Poole, England
- Ted Ames, 66, fisherman, Stonington, Maine
- Terry Belanger, 64, rare book preservationist, Charlottesville, Va.
- Edet Belzberg, 35, documentary filmmaker, New York, N.Y.
- Majora Carter, 38, urban revitalization strategist, Bronx, N.Y.
- Lu Chen, 33, neuroscientist, Berkeley, Calif.
- Michael Cohen, 61, pharmacist, Huntington Valley, Pa.
- Joseph Curtin, 52, violin maker, Ann Arbor, Mich.
- Aaron Dworkin, 35, music educator, Detroit, Mich.
- Teresita Fernández, 37, sculptor, New York, N.Y.
- Claire Gmachl, 38, laser technologist, Princeton, N.J.
- Sue Goldie, 43, physician/researcher, Boston, Mass.
- Steven Goodman, 48, conservation biologist, Antananarivo, Madagascar
- Pehr Harbury, 40, biochemist, Stanford, Calif.
- Nicole King, 35, molecular biologist, Berkeley, Calif.
- Jon Kleinberg, 33, computer scientist, Ithaca, N.Y.
- Jonathan Lethem, 41, novelist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
- Michael Manga, 37, geophysicist, Berkeley, Calif.
- Todd Martinez, 37, theoretical chemist, Urbana, Ill.
- Julie Mehretu, 34, painter, New York, N.Y.
- Kevin M. Murphy, 47, economist, Chicago, Ill.
- Olufunmilayo Olopade, 48, clinician/researcher, Chicago, Ill.
- Fazal Sheikh, 40, photographer, Zurich, Switzerland
- Emily Thompson, 43, aural historian, San Diego, Calif.
- Michael Walsh, 62, vehicle emissions specialist, Arlington, Va.
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