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Queen’s Brian May Takes 36 Years To Complete Phd

by | 3rd, August 2007

LIFE long learning:

Queen guitarist Brian May is to hand in his astronomy PhD thesis – 36 years after abandoning it to join the band.

May recently carried out observational work in Tenerife, where he studied the formation of “zodiacal dust clouds”.

The subject forms the basis of a thesis for London’s Imperial College, where May, 60, had been studying before deciding to pursue a career with Queen.

The musician may have to wait several weeks before he finds out if he will be awarded his doctorate.

“I have no doubt that Brian May would have had a brilliant career in science had he completed his PhD in 1971,” said astrophysicist Dr Garik Israelian, who worked with May in La Palma in Tenerife.

“Nevertheless, as a fan of Queen, I am glad that he left science temporarily!” he added.

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