Friday, July 27, 2007
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.
A-Z Update: "Rollin' Stone" by Muddy Waters
HP Update: page 111 of Deathly Hallows