Physicist Carl Haber Wins MacArthur Genius Award for Sound Restoration Work

September 25, 2013

Berkeley Lab physicist Carl Haber, who developed a way to digitally restore old audio recordings that are too fragile to play, was named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow today (Wednesday, Sept. 25). Haber, a senior scientist in the Physics Division, is among 24 recipients to receive the prestigious award – $625,000 in unrestricted funds over the next five years – by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The MacArthur Foundation cited that Haber’s work “is poised to revolutionize the preservation of rare, damaged, and deteriorating sound recordings of immense value to our cultural heritage.” Haber is the fourth Berkeley Lab scientist to be named a MacArthur Fellow. More>

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