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Robert Bender: on 9/18/14 at 15:24pm UTC, wrote THE BEST!! oh my goodness this video was so awesome. Really I love the...

Mark Prince: on 9/8/14 at 12:46pm UTC, wrote Beautiful music! Just missing a ukulele (my own favourite instrument as...

Marc Séguin: on 9/5/14 at 20:56pm UTC, wrote Tim, Greetings from a fellow Montrealer! Bohemian Gravity... a classic...

Cristinel Stoica: on 8/25/14 at 15:36pm UTC, wrote I know this excellent video for some time and I am very happy to see it...

Teresa Mendes: on 8/23/14 at 22:22pm UTC, wrote Hi Tim Absolutely loved your video. I'm showing it to all my friends, and...

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November 25, 2017

CATEGORY: Show Me the Physics! Video Contest (2014) [back]
TOPIC: A Capella Science - Bohemian Gravity! by Tim Blais [refresh]
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Tim Blais wrote on Aug. 6, 2014 @ 21:14 GMT
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Bohemian Gravity! A glorious mash-up of string theory, Queen, one-man a capella, and an Einstein puppet. Genius physics professors love this video for its completely accurate exposition of the world's most complex quantum gravity theory. 2-year-olds love this video for its funny faces, squeaky voices and colourful shirts. If you are somewhere between a 2-year-old and a genius physics professor, this video is for you.

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Tim Blais is the creator of A Capella Science: an ongoing online video project that brings together his lifelong loves of groundbreaking science and glorious harmony. A singer and multi-instrumentalist with a master's degree in high-energy theoretical physics, this is literally the first thing Tim as ever felt completely at home doing. He lives in Montreal, Canada with his four roommates, his Einstein puppet and a slew of musical gadgetry.

Teresa Mendes wrote on Aug. 23, 2014 @ 22:22 GMT
Hi Tim

Absolutely loved your video. I'm showing it to all my friends, and considering creating a Fan Club for you here in Portugal.

Even if we have different views of reality, your creativity, musicality, design and video production , theatrical and dance capabilities are impressive ... The lyrics!!, please ... I was singing along with you.

Thank you for showing young people that the word physicist is not equivalent to nerd.

[I've noticed that you are "unconfortable" with the infinities. That is the fist step ... foi you to join the upcoming scientific revolution, hehe]

Good luck in the contest.


Cristinel Stoica wrote on Aug. 25, 2014 @ 15:36 GMT
I know this excellent video for some time and I am very happy to see it here! Good luck!

Member Marc Séguin wrote on Sep. 5, 2014 @ 20:56 GMT

Greetings from a fellow Montrealer!

Bohemian Gravity... a classic for the ages... to show the world that physics is fun, it doesn't get any better than this! :)

Keep up the wonderful work you're doing with A Capella Science!

Marc Séguin

Collège de Maisonneuve

P.S. If you have a chance to view, comment and vote on my trilogy of videos entitled "This Is Physics" --- where I try to convey the "fun of physics" by focusing on some of the greatest moments of its history --- it would be quite appreciated. Only one week left to vote!

Mark Edward Prince wrote on Sep. 8, 2014 @ 12:46 GMT
Beautiful music! Just missing a ukulele (my own favourite instrument as sadly I can't sing.....). The physics in it is literally mind blowing..... I need a lie down... own video on "Convection, heat transfer, who cares" is pitched at high school students and may not hurt your brain so much.....any votes would be greatly appreciated.


Robert L Bender wrote on Sep. 18, 2014 @ 15:24 GMT
THE BEST!! oh my goodness this video was so awesome. Really I love the original song and you did it so much justice with this masterpiece! Please continue to make videos. The Physics is on point and the music sounds great! Keep it up!

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