Sexy scientists

coturnix highlights a new blog devoted to “sexy scientists.” All I have to say is–can it top the hotties that are already members of the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists?


  1. #1 coturnix
    April 24, 2006

    And I was just about to go get a haircut (Blogger is down, so blogging is out for a while…)! Now I see…I need to grow my hair loooong.

  2. #2 Montepellier
    April 24, 2006

    Hahaha…Tara, I’m sure you’ll make the list soon.

    Sadly for me, these are mostly guys. I *did* once have long hair and aspire to be an organic chemist – maybe my midlife crisis is to try to recapture that aspect of my 20s.

  3. #3 Tara C. Smith
    April 24, 2006

    There are a lot of women scientists in the Luxuriant Hair link. In one of the earlier galleries there was even a belly dancer. 🙂

  4. #4 Montepellier
    April 24, 2006

    Excellent! I just found a former colleague! Sadly, still a guy 🙁

  5. #5 Kapitano
    April 24, 2006

    I am a Male Scientist/Female Scientist
    Looking for a Male Scientist/Female Scientist/Any Scientist
    For Field Work/Book Research/Lab Sessions/Computer Simulation

    My Darwinism is Traditional/Dawkins/Gould/Other
    I am a Reductionist/Anti-Reductionist
    My favourite Sci-Fi author is Asimov/Clarke/Ellison

    I’m prepared for Dative Bonding: Yes/No

  6. #6 Dean Morrison
    April 24, 2006

    Bugger – I’ve just cut my luxurient flowing locks – they’re out in the garden at the monment for the birds to use as nesting material.
    Tara has alaready been nominated as a ‘sexy scientist’ on the UK’s ‘Badscience’ blog – (which is currently being spammed out of existance unfortunately):

    ‘skepchick’ looks like fun too!

  7. #7 Guitar Eddie
    April 24, 2006

    I’m surprised you’re not in there, Tara. You have a very nice maine.


  8. #8 thesexyscientist
    April 24, 2006

    Wow. I’m so flattered that I’m on here. You did get nominated Tara, so you’ve been added to my queue of science hotties. Look for a profile in the future!

  9. #10 Tara C. Smith
    April 24, 2006

    Heh. I swear I didn’t do this to pimp for myself. In fact, I sooooo hate my faculty pic and really am not photogenic at all. I was just taken with your profile #6… 🙂

  10. #11 coturnix
    April 24, 2006

    I think my comment, containig two links, got stuck in the spam folder…so, you will not be able to see two gorgeous scientists from my field.

  11. #12 Tara
    April 24, 2006

    Indeed, right along with Dr. Horny. 🙂 Rescued it.

  12. #13 thesexyscientist
    April 24, 2006

    You were taken in by Jonas? Oooooh ;). Jonas is a hottie if I must say so myself 😉

  13. #14 CK
    April 24, 2006

    The hot scientist blog is a brilliant idea. Now all someone needs to do is put together a hot philosophers site. Then I would be in hot geeky heaven.

  14. #15 zandperl
    April 25, 2006

    If I weren’t trying to maintain anonymity, I might just self-promote there. However, I’m too paranoid to go linking my blog to my photos or professional page.

  15. #16 Abel PharmBoy
    April 25, 2006

    Congratulations, Tara, for being nominated and accepted by thesexyscientist. I might add that I seconded you as a “habanero-level assistant professor” on coturnix’s comment thread, for what it’s worth. All this from two old(er) married guys with kids.

    Your public health writing is superb and it really doesn’t hurt that you might also get attention for being attractive. My (beautiful) wife says that it certainly opens doors, but you’ve got to have substance for recognition and respect to be sustainable. In fact, I’ve wondered how best to guide my attractive female students, many of whom have been quite brilliant. I’ve heard that some get beat down, even at the faculty level, by fellow women (is that an oxymoron?) who demean their intelligence and just say they are successful because the still-patriarchal science structure panders to beautiful women. Why do women do this to each other?

    If you haven’t done it already, I’d appreciate a post on how male lab supervisors can best mentor their female trainees who just happen to be “hotties.” It doesn’t seem to be a problem with male students who are “hunks.”

  16. #17 Tara C. Smith
    April 25, 2006


    Interesting. I’ve really never thought much about looks as either a burden or a boon, and luckily never dealt with any overt bias one way or the other from either men or women. But I’m also kinda oblivious and tend to be a bit naive, so maybe I’ve just not noticed it–it’s certainly not something I’ve given a lot of consideration to one way or the other. I’ll ponder…

  17. #18 David Harmon
    April 25, 2006

    Hey, sexy isn’t all about hair! While these aren’t scientists (I don’t know too many scientists by sight), consider Jesse Ventura, Patrick Stewart, or the formerly “Stone Cold” Steve from Jerry Springer! 😉

  18. #19 Bob O'H
    April 25, 2006

    Consider yourself nominated for the LFHCfS.

    I would join myseld, but the only way my hair flows is off my scalp and into the plughole.


  19. #20 Ginger Yellow
    April 26, 2006

    “Excellent! I just found a former colleague! Sadly, still a guy :-(”

    I’m not sure that came out as you intended.

  20. #21 Montepellier (Scott)
    April 27, 2006

    Ginger – you’re right, it didn’t. Hope it made you smile though.

  21. #22 ezinelee
    February 5, 2009