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Posted on 11/19/2007 10:45:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows
LONDON - Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist, has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.
May will be installed as the university's figurehead leader early next year, it was announced Monday. The 60-year-old Queen guitarist said the appointment was "a great honor and a great new challenge."
He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, which has a well-known astrophysics research institute.
"Brian May is an intensely talented individual who achieved global success with Queen," said the university's vice chancellor, Michael Brown, in a statement. "In this age of celebrity culture, it is rare to find someone who has fame, fortune and universal acclaim and yet who remains true to his core values of learning and enlightenment."
May succeeds Cherie Booth, wife of former Prime Minister Tony Blair.
Liverpool John Moores University was formed in 1992 from the former Liverpool Polytechnic.
May completed his doctorate in astrophysics earlier this year. He was awarded his qualification by Imperial College London.
He was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when he joined Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor to form Queen in 1970, but dropped his doctorate as the glam rock band became more successful.
May is the co-author of "Bang! The Complete History of the Universe," which was published last year.
Chancellor in the US is a real job.
May was the only thing I liked about Queen....a post high school band for me...his sharp arching licks were nice
Great guitar player wasted in a mediocre band.
IIRC, he built his first guitar at 13.
Well, another one bites the dust...
Mm ba ba de
Um bum ba de
Um bu bu bum da de
Pressure pushing down on me
Pressing down on you no man ask for
Since you asked...
May, Brian H.
Nature, Volume 240, Issue 5381, pp. 401-402 (1972). “MgI Emission in the Night Sky Spectrum”
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 166, p. 439-448 (1974). “An investigation of the motion of zodiacal dust particles-1. Radial velocity measurements on Fraunhofer line profiles”
Bang! - the complete history of the universe / Carlton Books 192 pp., ISBN 1-84442-522-5.
His Ph.D. dissertation hasn’t made the listing in the Astrophysical Data Service yet — the dissertations are usually updated yearly.
Thanks - now I know.
“Hail the Queen of the May!”
Brian May is a waste of skin.
Queen Guitarist Brian May
Makes Excuses for London Bombing
on Official Web Site
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“...I personally feel that in the wake of 9/11 an opportunity was missed .... to seek understanding rather than revenge. The Nelson Mandela way... I believe we have a need to secure a peaceful world for our children, and that it cannot be done by exerting our muscle internationally. It sure hasn’t worked yet, has it?! It must be done by adjusting OUR behaviour... I no longer believe we are the good guys. We must earn this view of ourselves, and start recognising that there are other legitimate views of the world than ours. I’m afraid the comet-smashing philosophy is to blame ! Maybe I’m overdoing this, but there is a kind of arrogance that goes with this, which makes us dangerous...”
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