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Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:04 PM

The 50 Sexiest Scientists Alive!

#4 Heather Knight

Position: Graduate student and founder of Marilyn Monrobot
Institution: Carnegie Mellon
Education: Current Ph.D. student at Carnegie Mellon; M.S in electrical and mechanical engineering from MIT; B.S. in electrical and mechanical engineering from MIT
Heather Knight loves robots and she wants you to love them too. She founded Marilyn Monrobot, which creates socially intelligent robot performances and sensor-based electronic art. Her robotic installations have been featured at the Smithsonian-Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, LACMA, and PopTech.
In her graduate work she studies human-robot interaction, personal robots, theatrical robot performances, and designs behavior systems.
Fun fact: When she's not building robots, she likes salsa dancing, karaoke, traveling, and film festivals.

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Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/50-sexy-scientists-2013-2?op=1#ixzz2MDoifu1U

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ErikJ Feb 2013 OP
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #1
ErikJ Feb 2013 #4
Xipe Totec Feb 2013 #6
ErikJ Feb 2013 #9
NRaleighLiberal Feb 2013 #2
jollyreaper2112 Feb 2013 #3
marions ghost Mar 2013 #15
jollyreaper2112 Mar 2013 #16
d_r Feb 2013 #5
GiveMeFreedom Feb 2013 #10
d_r Mar 2013 #14
broiles Feb 2013 #7
ErikJ Feb 2013 #8
guardian Feb 2013 #11
broiles Mar 2013 #17
Apophis Feb 2013 #12
littlemissmartypants Mar 2013 #13
Fantastic Anarchist Mar 2013 #18
undeterred Mar 2013 #19

Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:11 PM

1. That's nice. But what does it have to do with science? nt

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:17 PM

4. Actually they summarize the research interest of each one

which is very interesting in itself.

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Response to ErikJ (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:52 PM

6. Sure, but what makes the research interests of these 50 scientist more interesting than their peers?

Does physical beauty make their research more noteworthy?

More credible?

More scientific?

Have you read any papers written by these particular scientists?

Is Business Intelligence a good source to vet scientific research?

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:57 PM

9. Well here's an interesting one

It makes me wonder if high sugar diets contribute to higher cancer risk?

#48 Heather Christofk

Christofk Lab
Age: 32
Position: Assistant professor
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles

Education: Ph.D. in cell and developmental biology from Harvard; B.S. in molecular, cell, and developmental biology from UCLA
Nationality: American

Christofk studies the genes and proteins behind the way cancer cells use sugars to live and grow, which is different from how normal cells do. Cancer cells use much more sugar than normal cells, and they do it by changing the way they use these energy sources from the environment.
These insights can give us knowledge that can help fight cancers by helping us design drugs that attack the cancer's "sugar tooth" through these growth pathways. The theory is that if the cells were cut off from sugar, they couldn't grow as fast.

Fun fact: She's a huge college basketball and Boson Bruins fan.


Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/50-sexy-scientists-2013-2?op=1#ixzz2MEHsPBCm

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:13 PM

2. ...not sure whether to laugh or cry (says this scientist!).....

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:14 PM

3. eh

I like women, therefore looking at pretty women is enjoyable. I find smart to be incredibly attractive. But selling it as sexy scientists just ruins it for me. It just trivializes everything.

So my science would be more important if I looked like the pretty blond waitress. *sigh* I get that.
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Response to jollyreaper2112 (Reply #3)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:49 AM

15. OMG where did you get that picture of me?

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Response to marions ghost (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 11:59 AM

16. Big Bang Theory

Amy Farrah Fowler

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 02:18 PM

5. frankly I'm just surprised

I didn't make that list

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Response to d_r (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:30 PM

10. It's not to late to enter

the contest. I took the liberty of looking at some pictures on the interwebs. Is this you? Just kidding. Peace and love.

from:http://iwalkvancouver.blogspot.com/2011_02_01_archive.html

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Response to GiveMeFreedom (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 03:19 AM

14. I know right?

Obviously the list wasn't peer reviewed.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:33 PM

7. Where are the sexy men scientist?

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Response to broiles (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 03:52 PM

8. Plenty of them in the article-

but I dont find them sexy at all.

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Response to broiles (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 05:46 PM

11. Here you go

 



I can't decide which I like better: his mind or his hair.

BTW I found his hair stylist

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Response to guardian (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 12:01 PM

17. Oh, there they are!

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Thu Feb 28, 2013, 10:58 PM

12. Those scientists make me feel I achieved nothing in my life.

 

And there were no archaeologists on that list!

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Fri Mar 1, 2013, 01:05 AM

13. ...

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Sat Mar 2, 2013, 09:53 PM

18. Mmmm, Tali Sharot:



A descendant of Karl Marx, by the way.

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Response to ErikJ (Original post)

Sun Mar 3, 2013, 09:40 AM

19. Sorry but I was expecting to see accomplished people in their 50s and 60s

who have actually published and contributed something to science.

This is kinda cheap and tacky.

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