Jonathan McDowell has joined the Luxuriant Flowing Hair Club for Scientists. Laura Grego, who nominated him, says:
I believe Dr. McDowell’s mind is always reaching for the infinite and his hair does not want to be left behind. You can certainly spy his locks in this photo, but I have personally seen them way longer.
He is an astrophysicist working at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics as part of the Chandra X-Ray Center, which operates the Chandra X-ray Observatory spacecraft.
In addition to his day job he carries out research into the history of the space program, and writes a monthly column for Sky and Telescope Magazine and an email-distributed newsletter, Jonathan’s Space Report. He has also appeared on TV around the world pontificating on the latest goings-on in space and has now ventured into the podcastosphere. You can see him chat with Neil Tyson at the WGBH Forum.
Jonathan McDowell, Ph.D., LFHCfS
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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