Concepts in physics are often a bit hard to understand. That's especially true of string theory, which has been called the "Theory of Everything." Luckily, Canadian-born musician and physics grad student Tim Blais is here to make the theory a little less intimidating by singing about it in "Bohemian Gravity" -- a clever parody on Queen's rock classic "Bohemian Rhapsody."
Blais is working toward a master's in theoretical physics at McGill University, but his interests clearly are not limited to science. In a recent interview with The McGill Daily, he speaks about his musical and scientific aspirations, and how parody lets him balance his very different interests.
Blais hopes his silly songs will remind people that it is possible to have many passions.
"I think it’ll be great if I can get people more interested in science, or if I can get scientists more interested in indulging their creative side," he said in the interview. "I think people often try too hard to be just one thing -- a musician, a doctor, an artist, a physicist -- at the expense of the other facets of their personality."
Check out more "A Capella Science" on Blais' YouTube channel.