PRIZE WITH A PRICE: Science historian Peter Galison has taken some ribbing from his family since being named a MacArthur fellow.
Galison has found that his fellowship has come with a price: Along with the grant, he has also become the recipient of some ribbing from his family, who have picked up on the fellowships' popular moniker, the "genius awards"-a nickname whose use is strongly discouraged by the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. "They tease me about it," he laments. "But I don't believe in such categories."
The program's criteria are "creativity,...
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