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Jost Migenda joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, October 25th, 2020

Jost Migenda has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). They say:

While black holes are widely suspected to have no hair[*], many astrophysicists do. During my research on the explosion mechanism of supernovae (magnificent astrophysical events that produce black holes or neutron stars), I have made an even more exciting discovery: Untangling the mysteries of the universe is twice as fun if you can untangle your hair at the same time!


Jost Migenda, Ph.D., MInstP, LFHCfS
Postdoctoral Research Associate
King’s College London
London, United Kingdom

Mary Ann Raghanti joins the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Friday, September 25th, 2020

Mary Ann Raghanti has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists™ (LFHCfS). She says:

The main focus of my research is human brain evolution. I chose this field of study after spending an inordinate amount of time chasing monkeys around forests, hoping against hope that each of them would defecate close to a trail to facilitate fecal sample collection. That was followed by another unusually dedicated time period grinding up said samples for various analyses. Brains, on the whole, smell better. Nevertheless, the beguiling siren call of excreta returns to my lab and research in fascinating forms. I am driven by a passion to understand what makes us human, and one characteristic of our species is the presence bountiful scalp hair. This is just one reason why I am delighted, honored, and humbled to become a member of the LFHCfS.

Mary Ann Raghanti, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Ig Nobel Prize Winner (2020 Materials Science Prize)
Professor and Chair
Department of Anthropology
Kent State University
Kent, Ohio, USA

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.

Improbable Research