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September 22, 2009

Peter Huybers Receives 2009 MacArthur Fellowship

Peter Huybers, assistant professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, HUCE faculty associate, and former Environmental Fellow, has been named a 2009 MacArthur Fellow. Fellowship recipients are awarded “genius" grants of $500,000 to pursue “their own creative instincts for the benefit of society.” Huybers is a paleoclimatologist whose work considers the role of glacial cycles in explaining climate patterns. He also analyzes annual temperature variations to better understand climate change; earlier this year he made the groundbreaking discovery that global warming over the past 50 years has caused the seasonal equinoxes to arrive two days earlier. Huybers expects to use a portion of the grant to support novel climate research.

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