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Playwright, Pluto mission leader honored for ‘Ingenuity’

October 21, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Pluto mission and the playwright who starred in the Broadway musical “Hamilton” are being honored with American Ingenuity Awards.

Smithsonian magazine announced some of this year’s 12 winners of the prize for innovators in art, science and culture on Wednesday. The magazine polls Smithsonian museum directors and curators to find innovators impacting their fields. The prizes will be awarded Nov. 12 at the National Portrait Gallery.

The winners include planetary scientist Alan Stern, who led the Pluto mission; “Hamilton” playwright and star Lin-Manuel Miranda; artists Zoe Crosher and Shamim Momin, creators of a 100-billboard “Manifest Destiny” project that runs across America; Alzheimer’s disease researchers and neurologists Doo Yeon Kim and Rudolph Tanzi; and Francoise Mouly, creator of revolutionary comic books for children.


American Ingenuity Awards: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/ingenuity

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