... were announced today.
I am happy to see Prof. L. Mahadevan (IIT-M alum and professor at Harvard) in the impressive line-up of people who won the Genius Awards from the MacArthur Foundation this year. I learned about his interesting work from this profile in the Harvard Magazine. Ashutosh Jogalekar alerted me about another profile that appeared in Boston Globe later last year.
I am also happy to see on that list MIT economist Esther Duflo whose research on India is well known: see, for example, Remedying Education: Evidence from Two Randomized Experiments in India, and Why Political Reservations?.