Elizabeth Loftus can make people “remember” that eggs once made them sick or that as children they were briefly lost in a mall, though both “memories” are false.
David R. Montgomery is a geomorphologist at the University of Washington and a recipient of a MacArthur “genius” grant for his research examining how landscapes change through time. So it may seem strange that he has written books about dirt, fish, and religion.
Historian Irmtrud Wojak RI ’15 came from Germany to Radcliffe to focus on the realities and implications of denazification—the effort undertaken after World War II to remove all traces of Nazism and to rebuild democracy.
On the first day of the academic year, several fellows, all from disparate disciplines, discovered that some aspect of their work was concerned with human rights. They decided to gather regularly to intensively workshop their projects. At their last meeting—in a classic Radcliffe Moment—they discussed writing for a general audience.
An associate professor of biology at the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology, Itai Yanai RI ’15 specializes in systems biology—in particular, gene expression and the evolutionary processes that govern it.