Hilo scientist is awarded ‘genius grant’ of $500,000
By Michael Tsai
Oct. 2, 2012
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ASSOCIATED PRESS In this Sept. 17, 2012 photo provided by the Chicago-based John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Oliver Guyon, 36, an optical physicist and astronomer at the University of Arizona who designs telescopes and other astronomical instrumentation that play a critical role in the search for Earth-like planets outside this solar system, works on his handmade telescope in the garage of his home in Hilo, Hawaii. Guyon is among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." (AP Photo/Courtesy of the?John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Marco Garcia)