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Physics career and guy with long hair?

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Silly question I know but can you have a career as a physicist and be a guy with longer hair?
 

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Einstein had sort of "long" hair, though it was more of a fro. Hippie physics.
 
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It's okay if you wear a leather skirt, like the guy in Placebo.
 
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Silly question I know but can you have a career as a physicist and be a guy with longer hair?
Ever seen a picture of Newton?
 
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Ever seen a picture of Newton?
AHA! wasn't that a long wig?
 
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Silly question I know but can you have a career as a physicist and be a guy with longer hair?
Nope. Most physics experiments involve high speed turbines which will chop your beard (and head) clean off. Even theoretical physicists can't have beards because then people confuse them for raving psychotics when they start talking about string theory.
 
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I have long hair and wtf am I reading?
 
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Having a job and having long hair and a beard are one thing. Once you're hired, they look more at your performance than your hair/beard.

Getting a job when you have long hair and a beard is a different thing. Since they don't really know what your job performance is like, they rely on shallower things.

But it is statistically true that the average hair length of people with careers in physics is shorter than the average hair length as a whole. In fact, that could be the reason more men have careers in physics than women - it's the hair that does it!
 
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I have long hair and wtf am I reading?
Aaaah, so that's the problem. The ability to read is inversely proportional to one's hair length. :rofl:
 
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Even theoretical physicists can't have beards because then people confuse them for raving psychotics when they start talking about string theory.
Theoretical physicists and string theorists are raving psychotics.
 
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Aaaah, so that's the problem. The ability to read is inversely proportional to one's hair length. :rofl:
According to military standards I have to follow I should be an AMAZING reader then!
 
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Aaaah, so that's the problem. The ability to read is inversely proportional to one's hair length. :rofl:
also explains why Buddhist monks shave all their hair off so they are... infinitely good at reading :eek:
 
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If you are very well groomed I think you could get a way with it.

Long hair on purpose as apposed to long hair as a result of not cutting your hair.
 
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actually, I think that mixes pretty well
 
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I'm a physicist and I had long hair (past my nipples) until recently. I also shave like once a month because I hate shaving. No one I work with seemed to care. The only people who complained were my girlfriend's parents, who said I looked homeless.
 
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Yeah, that is a silly question. Of course not!
 

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