Archive for 'LFHCfS (Hair Clubs)'

Ragnhild Bjørknes joins The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFFFHCfSS)

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Ragnhild Bjørknes has joined The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists (LFFFHCfSS). Ida Marie Bjørknes, who nominated her, says:

She is an associate professor at the Faculty of Psychology at the University of Bergen in Norway, and more importantly – she has great hair! I am her sister and I instantly thought that she belongs in this luxurious club when I first heard about it at the Ig Nobel Prize show at the University of Oslo, where I work.

Sadly, I cannot nominate myself since I am not a researcher, and also because of my bleached and broken hair. My sister on the other hand has long, flowing, natural chocolate brown, beautiful hair, as you can see in the picture.

Ragnhild Bjørknes, Ph.D, LFFFHCfSS
Professor, Faculty of Psychology
University of Bergen
Bergen, Norway

Solstrand, Norway 20141104: Samling på Solstrand. Foto: Paul S. Amundsen

Katy Croff Bell joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Saturday, July 16th, 2016

Katy Croff Bell has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). She says:

I believe that there is a linear relationship between my hair length and scientific prowess. I have had luxuriant flowing hair since 1991, when I won 2nd place at the Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair, thus launching my scientific career. I am now an oceanographer and find that the best place for my hair to enjoy its natural state is at sea, in particular in the seat of the crane where it can flow luxuriantly.

Kay Croff Bell, Ph.D, LFHCfS
VP, Exploration & Research
Ocean Exploration Trust
Old Lyme, Connecticut, USA


Mary Glesner joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016

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

As my years in graduate school mounted and I found myself poor and without “free time”, I found that a trip to the salon got cut out of the schedule and led to my lengthening hair. With hopes of defending, I wondered how long my hair would grow until I graduated. The result? A head of luxuriant flowing hair and one PhD! Now, I spend my days thinking about carpet…I suppose frieze is the luxuriant flowing carpet among floorcoverings.

Mary Glesner, Ph.D, LFHCfS
R&D Chemist
Camden, South Carolina,USA

LFHCfS_Mary Glesner

Jake Eccles joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

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

I hope that all scientists are driven not only to better understand our world, but also by a desire to improve the lives of its occupants. Certainly, research demonstrates incredible potential to contribute to such far-reaching goals, and yet I am struck by the degree of internal hostility to which scientific communities are prone. If we, in our profession, truly possess such noble aspirations, these ought be expressed regularly through our relationships to colleagues. Thus, my hair represents an appeal to all seekers of truth and beauty: let your good will toward fellow scientists ever be luxuriant and flowing!

Jake Eccles, LFHCfS
MD/PhD (MSTP) Candidate
Dept of Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, Virginia, USA


Robert Eklund joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

Robert Eklund has joined the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS) and the Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS). He says:

Although a speech technologist by trade (I created the first commercial speech recognizer for Swedish, the first concatenative speech synthesizer and also worked on one of the biggest speech-to-speech translation projects ever; book on Cambridge University Press), since 2009 I have studied, and published extensively on cheetah purring, lion roaring, cheetah vocalizationsMy friend, and recent Ig Nobel Prize winner, Elisabeth Oberzaucherrecommended me to apply for a membership in your illustrious club. These photos are by my girlfriend, Miriam Oldenburg, who does have long hair but is a musician (as I am, too), but alas not a scientist.

Robert Eklund, Ph.D, LFHCfS
Associate Professor of Computational Linguistics
University Lecturer in Language, Culture and Phonetics
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden



Some of Professor Eklund’s work was featured in the special Cats issue of the Annals of Improbable Research.