Rik McRae has joined the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:
I humbly submit these two photos, the first taken as a grumpy undergraduate marine chemist in the early 1990′s, the second more recent, giving ample evidence of the tide going out up top, is me setting up a telescope for solar observing as an outreach event at the Cheltenham Science Festival. The benefit of being an astronomer is that it gives good justification for covering up the balding pate with a natty knitted bobble hat. When not actively engaged in astronomy/astrophotography, I while away the daytime hours as Research and Development Manager at Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd, developing laboratory consumables for protein purification by ultrafiltration and membrane chromatography. Among the things I work on are centrifugal concentrators.
Rik McRae, LFHCfS
Research and Development Manager
Sartorius Stedim Lab Ltd.