Queen guitarist brian may finally handed in his completed astrophysics thesis today - 36 years after he began writing the complex academic paper in 1974, when queen was but a princess in its infancy, may chose to abandon his doctorate studies to focus on the band in their quest to conquer the world. Brian may, who has a doctorate in astrophysics, was awed by the opportunity to meet the team and sift through images and other pluto system data in real time. The founder of the legendary rock band queen has completed his doctoral thesis in astrophysics after taking a 30-year break to play some guitar brian may's thesis examines the mysterious phenomenon known as zodiacal light, a misty diffuse cone of light that appears in the western sky after sunset and in. Queen star brian may has gained his doctorate in astronomy - 36 years after starting his thesis the rock guitarist, who abandoned his studies to pursue a career in music, was told of his success after taking a three-hour exam to discuss his work the 60-year-old, who handed in his 48,000-word tome earlier. From the reviews: 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 46 billion years. Brian may, lead guitarist from rock band queen who has just completed a doctorate in astrophysics, was on monday named as the next chancellor to liverpool john moores university in october this year, may completed his phd thesis “a survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. London — guitarist and songwriter brian may has completed his doctorate in astrophysics — three decades after he put academia on hold to form the rock group queen the rocker was awarded his qualification thursday by london's imperial college and said submitting his thesis, “radial velocities in. I bet you thought neil degrasse tyson was the world's richest astrophysicist february 2, 2014 at 9:59 pm screen shot 2014-02-02 at may's phd thesis, a survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud, is available for purchase on amazoncom if you would prefer a sample of his work that's a little less dense,.
In 2006, 32 years after he quit the phd program, may felt inspired to finish up his dissertation and receive his degree the topic of his research, zodiacal light, went relatively unresearched during his break, allowing him to finish and revise his thesis in only a year zodiacal light is a misty diffuse cone of light. Dr brian may, cbe, phd fras, is a founding member of queen, a world- renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer, also a doctor of astrophysics, 3d stereoscopic brian has always retained his keen passion for astronomy and in 2006, after a 30-year break, he returned to astrophysics and his doctoral thesis. Brian may answers questions on space and astrophysics subscribe for more when i'd found out that brian may had received his doctorate in astrophysics i was apprehensive cause it's not like sothe guitarist from queen also happens to be a ruddy astrophysicist how is it i never hear of.
Though i don't think there's any comprehensive list of the smartest celebs out there, if there were i'm pretty sure queen founder and guitarist brian may would be near the top may just finished publishing his doctoral thesis in astrophysics i' m going to just give you a little bit of the highlights, since i have no. Brian may, astrophysicist and co-founder of the international asteroid day: “the importance chile plays in world astronomy, and particularly in i have a particular personal fascination with asteroids, as my own phd thesis was based on the very smallest of these asteroids, and the dust that inhabits the. Brian harold may cbe (born 19 july 1947) is an english musician, singer, songwriter, astrophysicist, and photographer he is best known as the lead guitarist of the rock band queen he uses a home-built electric guitar called the red special his compositions for the band include we will rock you, tie your mother. Despite temporarily abandoning his doctoral studies when queen began to enjoy international success in the mid-1970s, may re-registered for his phd at imperial and submitted his thesis in the summer of 2007 his love affair with maths and physics, he told me, began at school “i found out i was good at.
Guitarist brian may submits the astronomy phd thesis he abandoned in 1971 when he joined queen may handed in the thesis, called radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud, to imperial's head of astrophysics professor paul nandra the guitarist is scheduled to discuss his thesis with the examining. It wasn't until 2007, almost 40 years after the inception of the epic rock band, that may returned to complete his phd in astrophysics with his thesis, “a survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud” that october, he was appointed as a visiting researcher in imperial college, where he continues to.
Brian retains his keen passion for astronomy and after a 30 year break returned to astrophysics to update his doctoral thesis on the motions of interplanetary dust and achieved his full phd degree from imperial college, london, in 2007 he continues his work in astronomy and in july 2015 brian spent time. London -- guitarist and songwriter brian may has completed his doctorate in astrophysics -- three decades after he put academia on hold to form the rock group queen the rocker was awarded his his phd this week by london's imperial college and said submitting his thesis, radial velocities in the. In the summer and autumn of 2006 i read several interviews with brian may in which he mentioned his desire to complete the phd that he had abandoned in written by brian may, guitarist of the legendary rock band, queen this book is brian's thesis, and as such presents the results of his research for astronomers. Yes, as though musical world domination were not quite enough of an accomplishment, legendary rock star not quite prestigious enough a title, dr brian may - yes, as in doctorate in astrophysics - has not only bent genres, but apparently space-time as well it is safe to say he was the only rock star in the.
In 1969, brian may, lead guitarist of the legendary rock band queen, gave up a career in astrophysics to pursue his dream of becoming an international rock star now, almost four decades later, the two strands of his life, music and astronomy, are coming back together he is currently finishing the phd he.
A wildly successful music career did not dull brian may's interest in astrophysics according to bbc news, brian may re-enrolled in imperial college in 2006 and resumed work on his original phd thesis on the formation of zodiacal dust clouds composed of space dust that comes from comets and asteroid. The guitarist began his astrophysics research in 1970, then put his studies on hiatus for more than three decades — rock-stardom beckoned but may returned to his celestial work and in 2007 published a phd dissertation with an appropriately groovy title: “a survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust. Over 30 years after he began his research, brian may's phd thesis has finally been published - and it's for sale i was a little surprised, as i'd always thought that most phds had a print run of three: one for the student, one for the supervisor , one for the university library so i contacted his editor at springer,.