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. Fortunately, may's particular area of interest was still viable when he found the time to return and finish his thesis in just over a year following a 33-year long break he was officially designated doctor brian may in 2007. Five famous musicians who are also science stars by brian may, queen: some fans galilei in bohemian rhapsody as a wink at the band's brian may the guitarist began his astrophysics. 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. 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 collisions.
Xpsi writes brian may, the guitarist for the legendary rock band queen (age 60), has finally decided to submit his phd thesis in astrophysics the title is 'radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud. 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. Holland, who joins the rare ranks of well-known musicians with doctorates that includes brian may (astrophysics) and bad religion's greg graffin (zoology), seems rightly proud of his not-inconsiderable accomplishment, which we have to assume will be good for his self-esteem.
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. 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 ago. Brian may is completing his doctorate in astrophysics, more than 30 years after he abandoned his studies to form the rock group queen the 60-year-old guitarist and songwriter said he plans to.
Brian may, cbe, phd, fras is a founding member of queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performerbrian postponed a career in astronomy when queen's popularity first exploded, but after an incendiary 30 years as a rock musician, returned to astrophysics in 2006, when he completed his phd and coauthored his first book, bang. Queen guitarist brian may is close to completing a doctorate in astrophysics, more than 35 years since he started his studies the 60 year-old rock star arrived in the canary islands several days. In 2007, after a 30-year break pursuing his musical career, brian returned to imperial college, london, to sign up to complete his doctoral thesis in astrophysics, and after one year, successfully submitted the new version of his thesis on interplanetary dust. Find brian may biography brian harold may and in 2006 he returned to his studies in astrophysics, completing his doctoral thesis and earning his phd.
Brian may, the guitarist and founding member of the legendary rock band queen, earned his phd in astronomy last year from imperial college london his phd thesis a survey of radial velocities in. A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud brian harold may astrophysics group department of physics imperial college, london thesis accepted for the degree of doctor of philosophy by the. Brian may phd dissertation - joya delaney 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. Department of physics seeks to provide an outstanding and distinctive education to our undergraduate and graduate students, while also maintaining a broad, vibrant research program as we attempt to answer some of the most fundamental questions in nature.
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 ago. 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 the eastern sky before sunrise. Brian may astrophysicist thesis writing john may completed almost all his phd in astrophysics in jim ring's group at imperial college in 1970-4 formerly he'd completed his degree in physics at imperial.
Brian may astrophysicist thesis proposal dr john may cbe was confirmed because the new chancellor for liverpool john moores college transporting out a unanimous decision using the university's governing body in november 2007. Propagation in smooth random potentials a thesis presented by scot elmer james shaw to the department of physics in partial ful llment of the requirements. Queen guitarist brian may says he's 'joyful' about receiving his doctorate in astrophysics after passing a three-hour interrogation on his thesis brian may, the guitarist for iconic rock band.