Friday, July 27, 2007

A different kind of star

It's never too late for a new (or old) career.

Brian May, the guitarist for the rock group Queen, completed his doctoral work in astrophysics on Wednesday. He abandoned his coursework at Imperial College of London back in 1970 when Queen made it big, but always wanted to finish the degree.

May, 60, plans to turn in his dissertation, "Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud," within the next two weeks.

What unfinished business do you plan to take care of when you retire from your current line of work? Write a novel? Finish a degree? Learn to play the banjo?

I don't plan to ever retire from writing (they'll have to pry the keyboard from my cold, stiff fingers), but I wouldn't mind getting back to the piano one day.

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You beat me to the announcement of May's PhD. If I ever retire, like May I'll go back to the books. But unlike May, I don't want to take no stinkin' tests, write no stinkin' papers. I just wanna have egghead fun!


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 7/27/2007 9:53 AM

Isn't that just awesome? :)

Posted by: Blogger Catie at 7/28/2007 5:13 AM

Retire from my current line of work? I'm still trying to figure out what my current line of work should be. (What am I going to be when I grown up?)

Posted by: Blogger Sharon GR at 7/28/2007 2:07 PM

When I retire from the wonderful world of x-ray, I plan to move to Florida, work part time for WDW (I want to stand at the door of the Haunted Mansion and say, "No more bodies, fill in the dead space."), and continue to edit the rest of the time.


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