Astronomy Really Rocks

Bora wants some scientist rock stars

Astronomy obliges!


Brian May of Queen

The lad gave up a serious astronomy career as a PhD student in astronomy at Imperial College, London.

This is the career dilemma most astronomers face on a regular basis – do you continue writing Nature papers on MgI emission and take a SERC postdoc or two, or, do you go write “We Will Rock You” and jam with Freddie Mercury…

Decisions, decisions.

On the other hand, he might have rated three jalapenos on ratemyprofessor.com if he’d stayed on the academic career track!

We Will Rock You!

Aah
Buddy you’re a boy make a big noise
Playin’ in the street gonna be a big man some day
You got mud on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Kickin’ your can all over the place
Singin’

We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you

Buddy you’re a young man hard man
Shouting in the street gonna take on the world some day
You got blood on yo’ face
You big disgrace
Wavin’ your banner all over the place

We will we will rock you
Sing it
We will we will rock you

Buddy you’re an old man poor man
Pleadin’ with your eyes gonna make
You some peace some day
You got mud on your face
Big disgrace
Somebody betta put you back into your place

We will we will rock you
Sing it
We will we will rock you
Everybody
We will we will rock you
We will we will rock you
Alright

Comments

  1. #1 Matt
    July 28, 2006

    Brian also ended up writing the song “’39″, allegedly inspired by a Herman Hesse story, which featured a tale of relativistic separation of a family.

  2. #2 Abel Pharmboy
    July 28, 2006

    Steinn, I know also that Tom Scholz of Boston got a master’s in something from MIT, probably electrical engineering. Would he count as a scientific rockstar?

  3. #3 Steinn Sigurdsson
    July 28, 2006

    No! Engineer != scientist. We’d have to count John Deacon then, he was studying electronics at Chelsea College.

    But… Roger Taylor has a BSc in Biology from London Poly.
    ‘Course Radio Ga Ga is not quite in the same league as We Will Rock You, but he’s the drummer, gotta cut him slack…

  4. #4 jd
    July 31, 2006

    I seem to remember that one of the founding members of “Sha Na Na” worked on astrophysical dust.

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