Many have tried their hand at creating their own version of Queen’s"Bohemian Rhapsody," but few can compare to Tim Blais’ A capella rendition of the song, in which he explains the String Theory
The eight-minute long song is catchy despite its heavy-duty lyrics.
It has verses like:
“Space is a pure void
Why should it be stringy?
Because it's quantum not classical
Any way you quantize
You'll encounter infinity
Via paths we understand
Using Feynman diagrams
Often, they will just rebound
But now and then they go another way
Infinities will make you cry
Unless you can renormalize your model
Of baryons, fermions
And all other states of matter
The lyrics go on and on demystifying the String Theory in the most basic manner by explaining that all fundamental particles in the universe are made of oscillating filaments or vibrating "strings" that determine the charge and mass of a greater particle.
Tim is indeed a talented student with great knowledge and sense. Last year he came up with "Rolling in the Higgs," a parody of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep."
Interestingly, Blais said he had been working on the "Bohemian Gravity" video even before "Rolling in the Higgs."
"When you allow yourself to be creative with the things you love, it really keeps the research fresh."