Proving that Physicists were the Original Hipsters

A black and white photograph of Nobel physicist Richard Feynman, pictured smiling in front of the blackboard of a lecture room, which is covered with mathematical equations.Modern-Day Hipsters Take Heed…

With his wind-swept mane, the inimitable Richard Feynman looked devilishly handsome. And he darn-diddly knew it too! As for Fritz Haber, Rosalind Franklin and Neil deGrasse Tyson, they were the original hipsters. That’s according to BuzzFeed anyway… Yes, modern-day hipsters take heed. BuzzFeed – the undisputed masters of click-bait – even made it a feature in unique BuzzFeed style: 11 Pictures That Prove That Scientists Were The Original Hipsters.

A black and white photograph of a young Marie Curie sporting a stripy tailored jacket.Marie Curie (1867-1934) conducted pioneering research on radioactivity.  And she didn’t shy away from a bold pattern either.

A black and white photograph of Fritz Haber with his trademark pince-nez glasses.

Fritz Haber (1868-1934) figured out the method used in industry to synthesise ammonia from nitrogen and hydrogen gases.  Known as the Haber-Bosch process, the food production for half the World’s current population depends on this method for producing nitrogen fertilisers.  So, you wouldn’t dream of taking a dig at his glasses…

A black and white photograph of physicist Robert Oppenheimer, pictured sitting down and smoking, with his post-war "Bold Look" wide short tie.Robert Oppenheimer (1904-1967) may be considered to be the “father of the atomic bomb”, but you wouldn’t think of criticising his tie.

A black and white photograph of Rosalind Franklin - stylish in black.Stylish Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) was unravelling the mysteries of DNA structure, long before anyone even heard of DNA.

A photograph of a young Neil deGrasse Tyson sporting trendy sideburns.And Neil deGrasse Tyson?  The only thing hotter than his facial hair are the supernovae he studied in his field of Astrophysics

If you thought physicists weren’t known for their good dress sense, think again!