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2008 IDEAS Boston Speaker Exploring Life Throughout Galaxy Named MacArthur Fellow

September 26, 2013
Astrophysicist Sara Seager

Astrophysicist Sara Seager

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, one of the country’s largest foundations, has named astrophysicist and 2008 IDEAS Boston speaker Sara Seager one of its 2013 MacArthur fellows. The MacArthur Fellows Program awards unrestricted $625,000 fellowships to individuals who have shown extraordinary originality and dedication in their creative pursuits.

Seager is spearheading advanced hardware design and space mission projects, including ExoplanetSat, a university collaboration to build low-cost “nano-satellites” to observe planetary transits.
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