What do you get when you mix theoretical physics, prog rock, and a childhood love of Bill Nye the Science Guy? “Bohemian Gravity” by A Capella Science — McGill University grad student Tim Blais’ smash YouTube hit. Even Queen’s Brian May (who is also an astrophysicist) gives the thumbs up to Blais’ version of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” in which he explains string theory in eight minutes. It’s a beauty. Show the kids.
Here’s Tim’s hit from last year — a version of Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep,” except it’s all about the Higgs boson: