His thesis, A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, has now been released as a 215-page volume from the publisher Springer. This is not an uncommon practice, but the author is a bit more high profile than the average graduate student.
Still, despite the fame with which May has already been met in his illustrious career, his own words about this publication show that, rock legend or not, he's just as giddy about it as any other graduate student.
Brian May photo from
2006 VH1 Rock Honors in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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