0 comments Monday, 31 December 2012

1. Emeritus Professor Peter Higgs will grow a beard.
2. Dr Karen H. Beard will find ecological significance in the bearded clam.
3. Professor Slavoj Žižek will discover Grecian 2000.

4. Young Beard of November 2012, Dr Alan Goddard, will enjoy his new appointment at the University of Lincoln.

5. Professor Arvind Krishna Mehrotra and Oxford Professor of Poetry Geoffrey Hill will finally get to fight it out in a poetry competition atop Mount Doom.

0 comments Sunday, 23 December 2012


0 comments Thursday, 13 December 2012

Professor Keith Beven and his splendid beard have been awarded the prestigious Robert E. Horton Medal by the American Geophysical Union. Established in 1974, the Horton Medal is named in honor of Robert E. Horton, who made significant contributions to the study of the hydrologic cycle. The Horton Medal is awarded not more than once annually to an individual “for outstanding contributions to hydrology.” You may recognise Professor Beven from his previous exposure on Academic Beards, his visage used as an icon on Academic Beards on Twitter, and his starring role in Academic Beards: Some Say Academic Beards. You might be able to tell we have a soft spot for Professor Keith Beven's beard. We don't entirely understand what it is he does because it's a little modern for our academic tastes, but clearly the Earth and Space Science community think very highly of him. Congratulations on your recent honour Prof Keith from all the committee at Academic Beards.  


0 comments Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Dr. William G. Fahrenholtz, professor of ceramic engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T), has been named Curators' Professor of ceramic engineering. Fahrenholtz will be officially recognised during commencement ceremonies at S&T on Saturday, Dec. 15. We think he would be recognised wherever he goes - the tonal variations in whiskers and mane are most distinctive.

0 comments Sunday, 9 December 2012

Dr Michael Kasumovic is an evolutionary biologist and part of the Ecology & Evolution Research group in the School of BEES at the University of New South Wales.

His research generally explores the innate differences between males and females and how the environment, both social and ecological, modifies these differences. He's also interested in how individuals maximize fitness in what seems to be a chaotic and unpredictable world. He's fascinated by how individuals use the information available during development to best make allocation decisions across suites of traits to best succeed in a future environment.