Nine receive Guggenheim Fellowships

Nine Princeton faculty members are among the 180 artists, scientists and scholars selected from a group of some 3,000 candidates for the 2010 Guggenheim Fellowships.

Each Guggenheim fellow is appointed on the basis of achievement and exceptional promise for future accomplishments, and will receive a grant to support his or her work. Since its inception in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has awarded more than $281 million in fellowships.

The Princeton recipients and their proposed projects are:

  • Markus Brunnermeier, the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Economics, for "Financial Frictions and the Macroeconomy."
  • Ingrid Daubechies, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of Mathematics and Applied and Computational Mathematics, for "Mathematical Modeling for the Madagascar Rain Forest."
  • Pinelopi Koujianou Goldberg, professor of economics, for "Estimating the Impact of Trade on Productivity and Growth Using Firm-Level Data and Trade-Reform Episodes."
  • Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern studies and director of the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia, for "A Modern Political History of Saudi Arabia."
  • Daniel Heyman, lecturer in visual arts and the Lewis Center for the Arts, for "Fine Arts."
  • Joshua Katz, professor of classics, for "Wordplay: A Chapter in the History of Ideas."
  • Igor Klebanov, professor of physics and associate director of the Princeton Center for Theoretical Sciences, for "Quantum Field Theories as Curved Spacetimes."
  • Philip Pettit, the Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor of Politics and the University Center for Human Values and director of the Program in Political Philosophy, for "A Civic Republican Theory of Democracy."
  • Alexander Todorov, associate professor of psychology and public affairs, for "The Influence of First Impressions on Decisions."