The offspring's dexter holland has completed the molecular biology phd program he put on hold to focus on rock & roll dynamics of hiv and general virus/host interactions holland graduated from the university of southern california thursday – and will return to the stage with the offspring may 13th. 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 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 lead guitarist for queen has a phd in astrophysics from imperial college in london may, who penned hits such as “we will rock you,” put his doctoral pursuits on hold when queen's popularity took off he eventually returned to his studies, earning his doctorate in 2007 for a dissertation on interplanetary dust he has. Over 30 years after he began his research, brian may's phd thesis has finally been published - and it's for sale i was a little surprised, as i'd always thought that most phds had a print run of three: one for the student, one for the supervisor , one for the university library so i contacted his editor at springer,. In economics, phd candidates at the london school of economics are examined on the basis of a thesis formed of papers (which may have been published), together with an introduction and an integrating conclusion however, this approach is still rare, according to andrew oswald, professor of. From 1970-1974 brian may, queen's famous guitarist, studied for a phd investigating interplanetary dust in the solar system he abandoned his studies when queen started to have international success many years later he returned to imperial to complete his phd studies his final thesis was awarded in.
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. This is an on-line collection of the queen's university masters degree and phd theses and dissertations submissions are limited to officially registered queen's university graduate students, only this publication is made available by the authority of the copyright owner and may not be copied or reproduced except as. If the thesis or dissertation was filed in a digital format (this option was available starting in november 2009) it may not be indexed in the dissertations & theses @ stanford database, but it will be available through a direct link in the searchworks record and from google if the student opted for embargo restrictions, some of.
Queen star brian may has gained his doctorate in astronomy - 36 years after starting his thesis the rock guitarist, who abandoned his studies to pursue a career in music, was told of his success after taking a three-hour exam to discuss his work the 60-year-old, who handed in his 48,000-word tome earlier. You know him best as guitarist, singer, and songwriter from the rock group queen , but brian may is also a phd astronomer, popularizer of the cosmos, stereophotography enthusiast, and advocate for animal rights. 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 infancy, may chose to abandon his doctorate studies to focus on the band in their quest to conquer the world.
We're talking about brian may of queen, a man widely hailed as one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time who knew that the man who unleashed fat bottomed girls and tie your mother down on the world in the late 1970s would go on to pen a phd thesis titled a survey of radical velocities in the. Brian harold may astrophysics group department of physics imperial college london thesis submitted for the degree of doctor of philosophy to imperial college of science, technology and medicine london 2007 understood that this body of work was my own project, the substance of my phd alongside this.