Congrats, and "good luck"
There were cheers and applause, cowbells and blowhorns, and every
now and again an excited yelp that forced you to turn your head
and search for its source. And all around were signs and
balloons, flowers and flashbulbs, and enough camcordaers to
warrant opening a videocassette stand on the steps of Gilman
Hall. Yet amid this collection of sights and sounds perhaps what
stood out most were the thousands of beaming smiles that never
wilted as sons, daughters, spouses, life partners and friends
went up on stage to receive what at once seemed such a distant
prize--a Johns Hopkins diploma.
Math, brain researchers get Sloan
While most rail commuters are reading newspapers during their
morning ride to work, William Minicozzi is hard at work.
"I love my job," said the mathematician, who
doesn't need any fancy computers or calculators to do his
As daunting as it might seem, he does all of
his math in his head, scribbling his inscrutable findings in note
pads and on blackboards. So the 55-minute commute to Baltimore
from his home in suburban Virginia is actually the perfect
Minicozzi and neuroscientist Alfredo Kirkwood
are among 100 outstanding young scientists across the nation who
have been awarded Sloan Research Fellowships this year.
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