Tuesday, September 22, 2009

RoboBees Team Member L. Mahadevan wins MacArthur Fellowship

RoboBees co-PI L. Mahadevan has won a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship, the co-called "genius grant" that provides $500,000 of support over the next five years. Maha's research involves using mathematics to understand the behavior of living and nonliving matter, particularly at the scale of the everyday world and is thus closely tied in with experience and experiments. His research tries to uncover explanations of robust everyday phenomena that are easy to observe, often not so well understood, and are of relevance far beyond what might be first envisaged.

Congrats to Maha!