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Adam Lambert mention on Pic via Washington Post: Five famous musicians who are also science stars

Filed Under () by Admin Fan on Thursday, May 25, 2017

Posted at : Thursday, May 25, 2017

 Adam Lambert, left, and Brian May, right, of Queen. (Felipe Dana/AP)


When scientists apply music to their work, the results can be surprisingly beautiful. Canadian astrophysicists, for instance, recently translated the orbits of the exoplanet TRAPPIST-1 system into audio. The music was no random jumble of notes; the harmonized motion became a complex, looping song. And the science-music relationship works the other way, too — as demonstrated by these five musicians capable of stimulating ears and academics alike.


Brian May, Queen: Some fans suspect Queen singer Freddie Mercury invoked astronomer Galileo Galilei in “Bohemian Rhapsody” as a wink at the band's Brian May. 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 Cloud.”



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2 comments:

Lam-My said...

I do notice some cosmic effect in Brian's guitar play, such as, he drags certain shrill notes that takes my mind into a space realm. One's art reflects a mashup of all aspects of one's experiences, knowledge, studies, environment; being an astrophysicist, that is evident in Brian's music and guitar playing.
Likewise, Adam sings pop/rock/jazz yet reflect that theatrical/operatic element.

Mirela Gheorghiu said...

I have a book written by Brian May, Patrick More, Chris Lintott "BANG! The Complete History of the Universe" She has some incredibly beautiful pictures and is very interesting.