A Gaggle of Guggenheims
Three Krieger School faculty members were among the 186 artists, scholars, and scientists named 2005 Guggenheim Fellows last spring. Selected from among more than 3,000 applicants for their distinguished achievement and exceptional promise, the Krieger School’s winners come from the fields of sociology, philosophy, and mathematics.
Andrew J. Cherlin, the Griswold Professor of Public Policy and Sociology, is an expert on families, marriage, and welfare, the lead investigator of Welfare, Children and Families: A Three-City Study. He’ll use his Guggenheim to write a book about how and why American families are different from those in other developed countries.
Philosophy professor Eckart Forster has joint appointments in the German Department and the Humanities Center. A member of the Kant Kommission of the Berlin-Brandenburgian Academy of Science and the Jacobi Kommissionen of the Bavarian Academy of Science, Forster is working on a book on the transition from Kant to Hegel.
Christopher Sogge, professor and former chair of the Department of Mathematics, received a Guggenheim for his research into wave equations on Riemannian manifolds. He’s interested in how waves form and develop in a bounded or curved region, and he investigates how the geometry of shapes and forms affects waves’ size and focus.
—Angela Paik Schaeffer