Archive for 'LFHCfS (Hair Clubs)'

Elisabeth Guggenberger and Jakob Steixner jointly join Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Elisabeth Guggenberger and Jakob Steixner have joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). They say:

E.G. is an astroseismologist at MPG in Göttingen, and J.S. a syntactician in Vienna. We have searched the Earth in vain for a language that has 400 words for “hair”. We have now joined forces to extend their quest to outer space.

Elisabeth Guggenberger, LFHCfS
Research fellow
Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research
Göttingen, Germany

Jakob Steixner, LFHCfS
Department of German Studies
University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria


A number of eminently hairy and hairless scientists

Wednesday, June 11th, 2014

The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS) and its siblngs — the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS), and the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS) — now have, collectively, 506 members:  317 male, 189 female.

This data may be of interest to someone, somewhere, some time. Maybe. If you know a scientist who would enjoy being a member, and who has the requisite qualifications, please encourage that delightful person to join the LFHCfS or the LFHCfS or the LFHCfS.

Here is a recent photo of Steven Pinker, the LFHCfS’s charter member:


Dan Graur joins the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS).

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Dan Graur has joined the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

Thirty years ago my brain started growing rapidly, thus pushing the hair roots outward. I am currently much wiser than I was as a doctoral student. Interestingly, all my male Ph.D. students also show signs of brain growth.

Dan Graur, Ph.D., LFHCfS
John and Rebecca Moores Professor
Department of Biology & Biochemistry
University of Houston
Houston, Texas, USA


Bill Tivol joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, June 1st, 2014

Bill Tivol has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

This should qualify me for the flowing hair club, especially if I get bonus points for having this hair after chemotherapy. After getting a razor-cut about two years ago, I let my hair grow out while I looked for a barber more suitable to my needs.  I was waiting for a friend, who is a hairdresser, to come for a visit, but this had been postponed several times, so my hair became more luxuriant and flowing.

Bill Tivol, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Scientific Engineering Associate
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Berkeley, California, USA


Will Bennett joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014

Will Bennett has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

Since my first introduction to linguistics in 2003, in a course using Steve Pinker’s The Language Instinct as prescribed text, I have (despite occasional lapses)  striven to reach Pinkerian standards of excellence both in linguistic research, and in exalting, cascading curls. My research interests are mostly on the sound-related side of the field: how phonetics, phonology and morphology (and sometimes syntax) interact. My work also focuses on under-represented/minority languages (particularly African languages).

Will Bennett, LFHCfS
Department of English Language and Linguistics
Rhodes University
Grahamstown, South Africa