Friday, August 24, 2007

Queen Rockstar gets His PhD

Here's a nice feel-good story for those of us who may have entered into a deep depression after reading some of the bayblab's latest postings - Queen guitarist Brian May has proven there is life after Freddy Mercury and just completed his dissertation in astrophysics, entitled "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud". Apparently he had started his research at Imperial College in 1974 but just kind of got side-tracked when his rock band sort of became popular.

"It's a bit like an album — you've got to live with it for the rest of your life, so you want it to be perfect," said the rock star.

May also said he intends to stay in research, and has already written a science book for children. As well, BBC news reports, May " is also preparing a concert to mark the inauguration of a telescope at the Observatory of the Roque de Los Muchachos in La Palma in the Canary Islands, where he completed his studies last month."

Now this is a guy who knows how to live life.