I thought I’d find a link to The Onion for this story, but I suppose The Guardian is almost the same.
Rock guitarist Brian May is named today as chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.
The lead guitarist and songwriter for Queen, who recently completed his much-delayed PhD in astrophysics, succeeds Cherie Booth QC as ceremonial head of the institution.
Earlier this year, May was made an honorary fellow of the university for his contribution to the arts and encouraging the public understanding of science through his book Bang! the Complete History of the Universe, co-authored with Chris Lintott and Sir Patrick Moore.
Previous works included We Will Rock You, Fat Bottomed Girls, Tie Your Mother Down, I Want It All and Who Wants To Live Forever. But his website mixes music and astrophysics; May’s blog today deals with the hyperbolic orbits of interstellar particles, for instance.
Just when you thought physics, science, and space couldn’t get any closer to science fiction.
All this from a great thread on the suspicious university in Liverpool, who seem to specialize in myth making.