TORONTO – Understanding string theory – the idea that our universe is composed of incredibly small, vibrating strings – can be an astronomical task.
But maybe not if you learn it to the tune of legendary rock band Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
Tim Blais, a 23-year-old honours physics graduate from McGill University in Montreal, who also just finished his Master’s in high-energy theoretical physics, is using his best singing voice – a capella – to help explain string theory to those of us who find it just a bit challenging.
This is the second science song that Blais has made under his “A Capella Science” name.
“The whole A Capella Science project is a direct product of three things that have always fascinated me: science, music (especially a capella) and parody,” said Blais.
He cites American Bill Nye the Science Guy as the inspiration, as well as The Maccabeats, another a…
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