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Legendary Queen Guitarist Brian May Has A Ph.D. In Astrophysics

Beyond his impressive musical career, most notably with the band Queen, Brian May is also an astrophysicist. 

Before May co-founded Queen with lead singer Freddie Mercury and drummer Roger Taylor, he got his Bachelor of Science in Physics, with honors. Forty years later, in 2007, he earned a PhD in astrophysics from Imperial College London. 

May was also Chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University for five years and a "science team collaborator" with NASA's New Horizons Pluto mission. 

On top of all this, he was appointed a CBE by an actual Queen, Elizabeth II, for "services to the music industry and for charity work".


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