Pate named MacArthur Fellow
The phone call came out of the blue for Brooks
Pate, a professor of physical chemistry at U.Va. The voice on
the other end came from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Foundation, notifying Pate that he was one of 23 scholars nationwide
to be named a MacAthur Fellow, an honor that comes with $500,000
in no-strings-attached support over the next five years.
said he will put his windfall back into his work, which he said
is at the forefront of a new chemistry. He is using
lasers to redefine scientists understanding of molecular
structure. Eventually, chemists will be able to take over the
structure of molecules by manipulating their atoms, he predicted.
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