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Sep 20 2013

A physics version of Bohemian Rhapsody

Via reader Mark I heard about Timothy Blaise, a graduate student at McGill University, who has created an incredibly good cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody that not only sounds good musically but actually hits some of the main points of string theory.

Is the physics entirely correct? I don’t know the theory well enough to judge but he does describe its main claims to fame and some of the many problems that plague it. At the very least you can get some familiarity with the vocabulary.

The weirdness and popularity of Bohemian Rhapsody practically begs to have it co-opted for other lyrics. Here is another popular one by the Muppets because who doesn’t love the Muppets?

Here is the original Queen video.

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  1. 1
    chigau (違う)

    Mano
    Thank you, so much!
    I had completely forgotten about the Muppet version.

  2. 2
    Rob Grigjanis

    I really liked it, but couldn’t help thinking he has too much spare time. Of course, when I were a lad, we had to calculate Feynman diagrams by hand. With a pencil!

    /grouch

  3. 3
    Gregory in Seattle

    Have you seen his parody of Adele, Rolling in the Higgs?

    It will be interesting to see how these videos affect his job search :-D

  4. 4
    Mano Singham

    He is a master’s student so he is likely not seeking a faculty job, which usually requires a PhD. If he did, physicists are more interested in what your research output is than what you do for fun. The only concern might be that they might think he may be more interested in making these videos than doing research.

  5. 5
    blf

    …who doesn’t love the Muppets?

    Fox Business: Muppet Movie Blatant Liberal Brainwashing For Children:

    If you’ve seen The Muppets, then you probably already know that the so-called “kid’s movie” is actually propaganda from Democrats, Occupy Wall Street, and those anti-fracking crazies.

    The Grauniad had fun with that, doing a tongue-in-cheek analysis of all the Muppet movies, Muppet movies: their communist plots revealed. For example:

    Muppet Treasure Island (1996).
    Treats the entrepreneurial wherewithal of freelance treasure hunters as “piracy”. Why, for once, can’t the bad guy turn out to be an overzealous environmental regulator?

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