Saturday, August 06, 2005


This post is an unabashed plug for a website owned by Jackie Floyd, daughter of my Zone Bridge friend TexasJudy1. Jackie describes ELEMENT List as a new website dedicated to providing free, publicly available resources for scientific research.... links to top science news sites, research labs, educational resources, scientific data, freeware for data analysis, chat forums, research funding and job opportunities. Lots of great stuff here.

When you click on ELEMENT List you can sign up to be a Genius member as long as your IQ exceeds mine (LOL). Really, sign up so you can comment and contribute to the site.

ELEMENT is an example of a blog dedicated to making science accessible to the non-scientist. The Scientist magazine named ELEMENT among its list of illustrious science blogs.

Jackie also hosts fun events like the Sexiest Scientist contest.

We're tired of scientists being portrayed as boring, unstylish geeks. So what are we going to do about it? We're holding the First Annual Element List Sexiest Scientist Contest, that's what! Yes, you, dear Element List readers, will have the opportunity to nominate yourselves or the sexy scientists you admire most to be the Sexiest Scientist of the Year. One male and one female scientist will win.

To be eligible, persons nominated for the Sexiest Scientist Contest must (1) be living (Einstein is not eligible!), (2) have a Ph.D. from an accredited university, and (3) have published at least one first-authored paper in a scholarly, peer-reviewed scientific journal. E-mail a picture of your sexy scientist nominee along with their name, contact information, and brief professional background by October 31, 2005, to Eligible entries will posted on the Element List website for voting by Element List readers, and the winners will be announced in December.

My entry was Leon Lederman, one of the pioneers in experimental particle physics, Nobel Prize winner and still active professionally at 83.

Lederman is one of my science idols.

Check out ELEMENT List and nominate your own favorite sexy scientist.

By the way, yours truly (1) is living, (2) has a PhD in physics, and (3) has published at least one peer-reviewed paper.

I'm eligible!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I nominate Bill Lama

Sexiest Scientist...2005!

~ Carolynne

10:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You get my vote!!!


1:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


An interesting site indeed. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.


3:58 PM  

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