Archive for 'LFHCfS (Hair Clubs)'

Chantal Roggeman joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

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

I have been told I may never cut my hair, because people would no longer recognize me. Indeed, in international gatherings, I am recognized as “the woman with the long blond hair”. Blond is my trademark, and I enjoy making “dumb blond” jokes in the first person. I have occasionally colored my hair blue, green, orange, purple, pink and fluo-yellow, which I then classify as “artificial intelligence”.

Chantal Roggeman, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Medical Advisor, Immunology
MSD Belgium

Daniel Rathbun joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, April 15th, 2018

Daniel Rathbun has joined the LFHCfS – The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. He says:

“They’ll never let you have long hair in the real world. You’ll never get a real job looking like a hippy.” I was told in small-town Texas.  Well I showed them!  I showed them all!!! —especially the blind patients whose visual prostheses I help to develop. (The young me is shown in this photo flanked by inspirations and Nobel Laureates David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel.) Now I now apply my talents to bionic vision and inspiring future generations of luxuriantly coiffed young scientists.

Daniel Rathbun, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Junior Group Leader
Eberhard-Karls-University, Tuebingen
Centre for Ophthalmology
Institute for Ophthalmic Research
Experimental Retinal Prosthetics Group
Tuebingen, Germany

Emily Hofstetter joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Social Scientists

Saturday, March 17th, 2018

Emily Hofstetter has joined the Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists™ (LFFFHCfSS). She says:

While considering an academic career, I quickly realized that an ability to afford hair cuts was a necessary sacrifice, and have been practicing said asceticism ever since. As of 2018 my hair reaches my knees, and I can but pray my wisdom grows with the same dogged persistence. My locks hide tidily in a bun most days, allowing me to reveal my hair in a highly effective display whenever I wish to astonish students and emphasize the effects of Goffmanian front and performance in everyday life.

Emily Hofstetter, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Interactional Researcher
Loughborough University, Loughborough Leicestershire, UK
and University College, London, UK


Brendon Smith joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Wednesday, January 17th, 2018

Brendon W. Smith has joined the LFHCfS – The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. He says:

I began growing my hair in 2013, during graduate school in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Illinois. I was dissatisfied with my clean-cut look, and was seeking a style that would express my individuality, rebelliousness, and love of rock music. As my dissertation grew, so did my hair. It developed into a flowing mane of chestnut curls. In a paramount example of my love of hair and science, I shared a video in Washington, D.C. prior to the March for Science. I defended the importance of science as my locks freely cascaded past my clavicle onto my AAAS Leonardo da Vinci t-shirt. Feast your eyes on the screenshot I have provided.

Brendon W. Smith, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Unaffiliated Nutrition Scientist and Web Developer
Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen joins the LFHCfS (Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists)

Saturday, December 16th, 2017

Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) has joined the Historical Honorary Members of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists.
Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, LFHCfS

Known as the “Father of Radiology”, he discovered and investigated X-Rays while experimenting with vacuum tubes in 1895.  He named them "X-Rays" because they were an unknown form of radiation and he refused to patent his discovery.  He received the very first Nobel Prize in Physics (1901).  Other honors include a peak in Antarctica, a radioactive element (Rg), and a unit of measurement named in his honor.

Nov 8th, the anniversary of his discovery, is observed both as International Day of Radiology and also as World Radiography Day.

Images of Röntgen’s beard helped inspire Radiologist Philipp Weisser to grow his own beard, which in turn qualified him to join the hair club.

"…Last but not least, my beard is a homage to the Godfather of science in radiology, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen."       – P. Weisser, LFHCfS

Mr. Weisser mentioned this inspiration when he joined the LFHCfS, prompting the club to investigate and decide that, yes, Röntgren did indeed have impressive facial hair!

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