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Thursday, September 19, 2013

Q: Why is it a capella? A: Because theoretical physicists don't use scientific instruments.

I simply had to share this. Tom Lehrer wrote some of the funniest songs ever while working as a maths professor. Charles Ives was an insurance salesman, Rimsky-Korsakov a naval officer, and Bruce Dickinson flies passenger jets when not fronting Iron Maiden. But this is the first time (AFAIK) that a quantum physicist has written and performed a version of Bohemian Rhapsody with lyrics illustrating a theory of quantum gravity.

Not only that - it rocks. Seriously - give it a listen.



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3 Comments:

At 19 September, 2013 16:23, Blogger Persephone said...

And he's Canadian!

 
At 20 September, 2013 17:11, Blogger JoeinVegas said...

I was more impressed with the amount of time it took him to film and video edit it all - must be single, no married guy would have that much time.

 
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