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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!

Philipp Weisser joins the LFHCfS (Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists)

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

Philipp Weisser has joined the LFHCfS – The Luxuriant Facial Hair Club for Scientists. She says:

During my medical research in the field of radiology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University I grew a magnificent, luxuriant facial hair. The reason for that is multifactorial. First of all, science lets grow magnificent, luxuriant facial hair. Further more, „radiation makes beautiful” (old German radiologist saying). Last but not least, my beard is a homage to the Godfather of science in radiology, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen. The luxuriant flowing hair I had as a medical student perhaps qualifies me also for the Luxuriant Former Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS).“ .

Philipp Weisser, MD, LFHCfS
Radiologisches Zentrum Offenbach – Dietzenbach
Offenbach am Main, Germany

Clare Din joins Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists (LFHCfS)

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017

Clare Din has joined the LFHCfS – The Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. She says:

I have been told I have amazing hair ever since I was a little lass. My friends usually describe me as the Asian girl with the big smile and long, flowing hair. I am an information technology director who supports and enables the computing needs of researchers across several departments. When my researchers are finally tired of looking and feeling like Neanderthals hunched over their computer screens, I use my skills as a yoga teacher to make them Homo Erectus again..

Clare Jasmine Din, MSE, MA, RYT-200, LFHCfS
Director of Computing
Department of Chemistry
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA


Amir Hetsroni joins the luxuriant hair club for social scientists

Sunday, October 22nd, 2017

Amir Hetsroni has joined the LFFFHCfSS – The Luxuriant Flowing, Former, or Facial Hair Club for Social Scientists. He says:

There is no doubt that I have amazing hair. On my Facebook page, many of the posts deal with my hair. Note the number of followers (over 50k people). My studies are concerned mainly with long term cultivation effect of TV viewing and the appearance of objectionable content on the home screen.

Amir Hetsroni, PhD., LFFFFHCfSS
Associate Professor
Department of Media and Visual Arts
KOÇ University, Istanbul, Turkey

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