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2015 in Hair (Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™)

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Good news for scientists and people who appreciate hair – The 2015 Members Gallery of the Luxurious Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) and its conjoined clubs has been released.

4 of the members inducted in 2015 into Improbable Research's LFHCfS,

D. Eric Aston, N. Okulova, Jimmy, and J. Verdolin are among the 2015 new members of the LFHCfS

Individual members are announced as they are inducted throughout the year, in the Improbable Blog (Hair Club section), and as each year closes they are collected into an annual gallery in the hair clubs’ website.

State of The Hair Clubs:
2015 was a good year for the clubs, with 23 new members from 6 countries, for a grand total of 539 members – unless someone else joins between now and New Year’s Day.

2015 also saw the number of these united hair clubs grow from 3 to 5 clubs. The complete list is now:

  • The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists(LFHCfS)
    For scientists who have, or believe they have, luxuriant flowing hair
  • The Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists(LFHCfS)
    For scientists who have a luxuriant head of former hair
  • The Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists(LFHCfS)
    For scientists who have luxuriant flowing facial hair
  • The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists(LFFFHCfSS)
    For social scientists who have luxuriant flowing facial hair
  • The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Science Journalists(LFFFHCfSJ)
    For science journalists who have luxuriant flowing facial hair

Woman and Man of The Year:
Early in 2016 we will announce the hair clubs’ Woman and Man of the Year!

Suggest a Member:
Please let us know if you believe that you or someone you know qualifies to be in one (or more) of these clubs – or someone who deserves to be an Historical Honorary member.

Tad Pfeffer joins the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

Tad Pfeffer has joined the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

I have spent my ~40-year research career studying the mechanics of glaciers and ice sheets and their role in sea level change. For much of that time, I used to preface lectures and conference presentations with the observation that there is something intrinsically funny about being paid to run around on glaciers and think about how they work. Sea level rise isn’t as funny as it used to be, but the principle still stands. My membership in the LFHCfS is simply consistent with this philosophy and reinforces the long and time-honored tradition of scientists getting away with nonsense generally. (PS The headshot on my Jefferson Fellows page is an old one, and my beard there is nothing to write home to Mom about. Here, instead, is a Getty photo of me taken by Natalie Cass at the Sundance Film Festival.)

W.T. Pfeffer, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Professor, INSTAAR and
Dept. of Civil, Environmental, Architectural Engineering
University of Colorado at Boulder
Boulder, Colorado, USA

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David Plonka joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

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

I am a research scientist and Internet researcher. My luxuriant flowing hair is as much the result of my hair-cutter leaving the employ of my barber shop many years ago (and my having not patronized any such establishment since) as it is the key element in an extended social experiment to determine what it takes for a scientist to be most often be referred to as “dude.” As such, it has most certainly improved my life.

David Plonka, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Research Scientist
Akamai Technologies
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

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Steve Trim joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

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

I’m a molecular biologist and drug discovery scientist who founded Venomtech to deliver the next generation of biological therapeutics. My long flowing hair is a key part of who I am, and is much better than a business card for leaving a good impression.

Steve Trim, BSc, MRSB, LFHCfS
Managing Director
Venomtech limited
Sandwich, Kent, UK

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Nastasia Okulova joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Nastasia Okulova has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says:

I recently started my Ph.D studies in the field of micro and nanotechnologies working with polymers and surface structures. It is a pity that all this luxurious flowing hair has to be kept underneath the cleanroom suit while working in the lab every day.

Nastasia Okulova, LFHCfS
Ph.D student
Technical University of Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

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