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David Hu joins the Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

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

Father-daughter bonding just takes four hair bands. And here is a brief, sad conversation between 9-year-old Heidi and me about that picture:

“Mommy made my hair look like this because I look cute. Do I look cute?”
“No, you look like an old man.”

David Hu, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Ig Nobel Prize Winner (2015 Physics Prize and 2019 Physics Prize)
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Biology
Georgia Tech
Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Alexander Levin joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Thursday, February 6th, 2020

Alexander Levin has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). Russell Moss, who nominated him, says:

Dr. Levin is a renowned researcher of grapes. He loves to water them and also not water them and write papers about it.  One thing that he is careful to water are his long curly locks. Tales of his follicular fortitude often precede him at conferences at which he is a guest speaker. When not watering vines or trying new hair tie methods, Dr. Levin can be found exploring Southern Oregon or at the odd Wu Tang concert  with his viticulture colleagues.

Alexander D. Levin, PhD, LFHCfS
Viticulturist and Assistant Professor
Department of Horticulture
Oregon State University
Southern Oregon Research and Extension Center
Central Point, Oregon, USA

Somewhat Improbable 50 Foremost Psychologists

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

A new list of The 50 Most Influential Living Psychologists in the World includes

The most valuable thing about most “Most” lists, one could argue, is the arguments they can provoke. This particular “Most” list is the work of an organization called TBS.

Ashley Edwards joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Wednesday, December 18th, 2019

Ashley Edwards has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

For a while, early in my career as a scientist, I watched Australian lungfish spawning. Then, for even longer, I watched blue tongued lizards having sex. Now I mostly tell undergrad students about it. All the while I have been ‘that lecturer with the really long blonde hair’. But I’ll have you know that blonde is more than just a hair colour—blonde is a State of Mind. ANYONE can be blonde!

Ashley Edwards, PhD., LFHCfS (and 2019 Ig Nobel physics prize winner, for studying how, and why, wombats make cube-shaped poo)
Senior lecturer
Bachelor of Science degree coordinator
Associate Head, Learning and Teaching
School of Natural Sciences
University of Tasmania
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Kwan-Liu Ma joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Kwan-Liu Ma has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). He says:

I grew up in Taiwan, where—in the seventies—long hair was banned for students. Naturally, I started growing my hair once I moved to the US for graduate school. I have worn my hair long ever since, barring a brief short-haired period in my job hunting days in an attempt to look professional. I work on transforming data into visual representations for discovery and communication of insights. Though it lies in the field of computer science, my work involves a significant component of design and artistic expression. While I consider myself a designer by profession, people who meet me for the first time probably consider me a designer by hair. Over the years, I trust my visualizations (due to their aesthetics) have become as recognizable as my hair has at conferences. I am delighted to be a member of the LFHCfS—it is nice to be recognized for both my computer science work and my long flowing hair in the same membership.

Kwan-Liu Ma, PhD., LFHCfS
Distinguished Professor, Computer Science
University of California at Davis
Davis, California, USA

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