Congratulations Dr. Chudnovsky!

We are very happy to say that Maria Chudnovsky, a mathematician at Columbia University, was chosen to be a 2012 MacArthur Fellow (aka the “MacArthur Genius Award”) for her work in graph theory.

The folks at the MacArthur foundation made a nice video interviewing Dr. Chudnovsky about her work:

In it, she gives the perfect description of doing research:

So what you try to do is ask a question which is hard enough that you would need a new idea, but it’s not so hard that you just don’t see anything.  You try and ask the right question and try and get a new idea that would push you further.  And that’s really what a mathematician does.

— Dr. Chudnovsky

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