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Penn ‘network science’ prof Danielle Bassett is a MacArthur ‘genius’

Bassett, 32, is dedicated to fusing science and the arts.

Danielle Bassett, a Penn bioengineering professor, won a five-year, $625,000 MacArthur “genius” grant, according to a release. She was one of 21 winners.

Bassett, 32, of Wallingford, Pa., is focused on how the science of networks affects how people learn. This past summer, she hosted an art residency for students interested in building visual representations of networks and working alongside network scientists.

Below, watch Bassett talk about the program and the importance of fusing science and art.

Read more about Bassett in this Inquirer profile.

Companies: University of Pennsylvania

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