Charlotte Hannah
August 07, 2012

NASA’s Mohawk Guy is the Internet’s Sexiest Scientist (PHOTOS)

Here at Twirlit, we sure do love our sexy nerds. I mean, what’s better than the combination of smart and hot? Nothing, that’s what.

With that in mind, we humbly present you with your newest nerdy eye (and brain) candy: NASA’s ‘Mohawk Guy’. His name is Bobak Ferdowsi. He has an awesome Mohawk and a winning smile. He’s a rocket scientist. He’s also a total dreamboat.

Ferdowsi has become an overnight star, thanks in part to the stars dyed into his hair. Just a day after Ferdowsi and the rest of the NASA team landed the Curiosity probe on the surface of Mars, Ferdowsi has become an Internet sensation, inspiring a meme and a Tumblr and tons of fan art, and scoring thousands of new Twitter followers.

This now-famous ‘hawk isn’t Ferdowsi’s signature style, though – he actually changes his hair for every mission. While he pretty much always rocks the ‘hawk, the red streaks and stars are an addition that was voted on by the rest of the Curiosity team.

Here are a few quick facts about the man behind the Mohawk:

-Bobak is 32 years old and has been working at NASA for nine years

-He’s a graduate of the University of Washington (for aeronautical and astronautical engineering) and has a Master’s degree from MIT

-He has a girlfriend, who he describes as “great” =(