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Title: Eliot Quataert Named Simons Investigator
URL: http://newscenter.berkeley.edu/2012/07/24/theoretical-astrophysicist-r
eceives-500000-no-strings-atta
Date: 10/23/2012
Publication: UC Berkeley News Center
Editor: Robert Sanders
Extended Text:

University of California, Berkeley, theoretical astrophysicist Eliot Quataert received an email out of the blue a few weeks ago offering him $100,000 a year for five to 10 years to pursue whatever research he wants.

After checking whether the email was a spoof, he accepted.

Read more here.