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TmX



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Yeah, I know I'm too late to know this Embarassed

Anyway, I've been a Queen fan since 15 years old, but I never knew he was also enrolled in a PhD program.

So, several hours ago, I was just doing my usual random searching on Wikipedia, picked Brian May as a topic, and finally found this very interesing line:
As a physicist

Now that makes me respect him even more: a rock legend who is also an astrophysicist. Pretty rare combination, isn't it? Very Happy

P.S:
http://www.springer.com/astronomy/book/978-0-387-77705-4 (his thesis)
Post 14 Jul 2009, 16:20
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MHajduk



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TmX wrote:
Pretty rare combination, isn't it? Very Happy
Well, he completed his Ph. D. thesis (after 30 years since the beginning of the research!) only in 2007, so, talking honestly, you are excused. Wink
Post 14 Jul 2009, 17:58
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Picnic



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Co-Author of book 'BANG! - The Complete History of the Universe', info here
Post 14 Jul 2009, 19:24
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bitRAKE



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Quote:
"The Queen guitarist Brian May has achieved a new milestone: he has published his PhD thesis in astronomy. … Entitled A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, his thesis analyses what happens to the dust particles left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. … Mike Lockwood, a physics professor at Southampton University, said May’s work was timely … . Brian Cox, a physics professor at Manchester University, applauded May’s tenacity. … That’s hugely impressive." (Jonathan Leake and Robert Watts, Times Online, August, 2008)
Laughing
Post 15 Jul 2009, 02:28
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Xorpd!



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Those physicists sure do get around, don't they Wink
Post 22 Jul 2009, 05:10
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guignol



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He's an astropsychist
Post 01 Aug 2009, 14:05
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