A Montreal physics student has created an online music video to explain string theory — and Queen guitarist Brian May, who holds a PhD in astrophysics, has taken note.
McGill grad student Tim Blais performs his song “Bohemian Gravity” to the tune of “Bohemian Rhapsody” to explain the complicated theory, which proposes that all fundamental particles in the universe are made of oscillating filaments.
Within days it was posted on Star Trek legend George Takei’s Facebook page, and on May’s website, and now has more than 1.6 million views.
But it’s not the first time Blais has ventured into the pop realm to explain complicated physics theories. Last year, he released “Rolling in the Higgs” — his explanation of the Higgs boson (or “god particle”) discovery to the tune of Adele’s hit “Rolling in the Deep.”
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Jennifer Van Evra
on Sep 28, 2013