The Big Think

August 2, 2007

Current Reading

Filed under: Uncategorized — jasony @ 11:52 pm

Summerland by Michael Chabon. Totally unexpected and completely delightful. Weird, off-kilter mixup of Harry Potter, Narnia, Field of Dreams, Quantum Physics, Joseph Campbell, and a bit of the wacky tobbaccy. Definitely worth a read. Just wow.

Killer Queen

Filed under: Music,Science — jasony @ 8:29 am

Who knew that guitarist Brian May (of Queen fame) was once an astrophysicist? He finally completes his PhD today at the age of 60. The topic is “Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud”

“I didn’t want an honorary PhD. I wanted the real thing that I worked for,”

BBC has the article.

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