The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation announced 24 "Genius Awards" recipients today, including New Yorkers Theodore Zoli, Deborah Eisenberg and Rackstraw Downes. They also include L. Mahadevan, "an applied mathematician at Harvard who investigates behaviors like how flags flutter and how skin wrinkles." Apparently, studies like this merit $500,000? The Times has a full list of the winners.