Friday, September 20, 2013

Do you understand String Theory? No? Want to have it explained to you in a rewritten Freddy Mercury song? Of course you do.

Okay THIS is how I think all complicated scientific theorems should be explained.

And that is guy is pretty talented don't you think?. If I try to hit some of those high notes these days I get light headed and have to sit down.


  1. I know that is how I have always thought of string theory when pondering cosmology. ;)

  2. evelyn waugh6:01 AM

    o/t dear Gryphen, but Our Sarah has a pointless and vulgar FB post up, alleging that President Obama doesn't know what he's doing in foreign policy.

    It has been evident from the beginning that he was playing a game -- a dangerous one -- in entrapping the Russians and Chinese into getting Syria to do what was needed. He carried a big stick, but talked softly. Now the Iranian President is coming to talk with our President. The tensions in the Middle East have been quieted, for now.

    You see, Sarah, you might believe the hoots and hollers from Fox News, but, in the end, the chemical weapons will be disposed of, we will have not had to use our force, the humanitarian outrage over the use of the chemical weapons was publicized for the whole world to see -- and we have come out way, way ahead. And this agreement was forged months ago.

    You have no sense of international diplomacy or the huge stakes that are being discussed, so you make yourself look like an idiot when you post your catcalls from the sidelines.

    Nice OLD picture of you, too, Sarah. Let's see what you really like like today.

  3. Me too, Nefer.

    Anyway, the guy is awesome even if I didn't understand a word of it.

  4. Anonymous6:37 AM

    This talented young man should be a science teacher. He has the gift.

    Putting string theory to music (sound vibrations) is ingenious, for superstring theorizes all the matter in the universe is the manifestation of vibrating strings.

    According to the theory, we live in symphony of vibrations.

    No practicing mathematician or scientist is smart enough to solve the superstring field equations.

    The person who is smart enough to solve the field equations just may be among us now, sitting in a first grade classroom, sharpening her pencil.

  5. For me, this was the best thing you ever posted, Gryphen!

    1. Anonymous9:30 AM

      Unfortunately, this great post of the Brilliant was followed by his post of the Stupid.

  6. ManxMamma8:04 AM

    Freddy Mercury and physics? A perfect blend!

  7. Thank you for posting this. I loved it!

    Honestly, Freddy Mercury would be so into this.

  8. Oh, that was wonderful and creative... great post.

    So, waves become particles under certain conditions.The universe includes 10-12 dimensions. OK. It shouldn't be so difficult to entertain the possibility of consciousness beyond our 3 dimensions without getting involved in religious notions.

    Hmmm... can you consider it G? :-)

    1. Of course I can, and I have.

      However that has NO bearing on my belief that NONE of the religions for which people live and die for every day, have ANY connection to whatever reality future generations may discover to be true.

      My mind is always open, because I have no faith which demands that I ignore new and conflicting information.

  9. Sharon8:53 AM

    Awesome doesn't even come close.....this is a video that should be viral and on every news show. Thanks for always posting the best on the web...kudos Gryphen, my hero.

  10. Anonymous9:14 AM

    Totally loved this! As a teacher, I did my master's thesis on the benefits of teaching concepts by setting them to music. This guy took a quantum :-) leap in demonstrating the idea. Wow.

    1. Anonymous10:08 AM

      Damn straight!

      There is no faster road to fluency in a foreign language than through music.

  11. hedgewytch9:16 AM

    This guy is flippin' brilliant. And so's this video.

  12. And just to make this so much better, please read up on Brian May, guitarist of Queen (from Wikipedia):

    May studied physics and mathematics at Imperial College London, graduating with a BSc (Hons) degree and ARCS in physics with Upper Second-Class Honours. He thence commenced study for a PhD degree at Imperial College, studying reflected light from interplanetary dust and the velocity of dust in the plane of the Solar System...... In October 2007, more than 30 years after he started his research, he completed his PhD thesis in astrophysics,[86] entitled A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud,[87] passed his viva voce, and performed the required corrections.[88][89][90][91] He graduated at the postgraduate awards ceremony of Imperial College held in the Royal Albert Hall on 14 May 2008.

    So much more at:


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