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A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud

Authors: May, Brian

  • Written by Brian May, guitarist of the legendary rock band, Queen

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The Zodiacal Light, that misty diffuse cone of light seen in the West after Sunset and the East before Sunrise, is a beautiful and intriguing phenomenon. Even though everyone can enjoy the sight from a suitably dark location, it is poorly understood, and has been the subject of relatively little research. Brian May began his research into the subject in 1970, and was finally awarded his PhD in 2007, after a hiatus of more than 30 years pursuing his other career as guitarist with his rock band Queen. This book is Brian’s thesis, and as such presents the results of his research for astronomers.

 

About the authors

Brian May CBE, PhD, ARCS, FRAS
Is a founding member of Queen, a world-renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and performer. Brian was forced to abandon his PhD studies at Imperial College London in 1974 when Queen’s popularity first exploded. He always retained a keen interest in astronomy and has been a regular contributor to The Sky at Night, BBC TV’s monthly astronomy programme hosted by Sir Patrick Moore. Returning to astrophysical research in 2006, he was awarded his PhD in 2007. He is Chancellor of John Moores University, and a patron to a number of charities, including the Mercury Phoenix Trust and the British Bone Marrow Donor Association. To contact Brian and enjoy updates on astronomy and his thoughts on various subjects from relativity to rock, visit his interactive website at www.brianmay.com.

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From the reviews:

"The Queen guitarist Brian May has achieved a new milestone: he has published his PhD thesis in astronomy. … Entitled A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud, his thesis analyses what happens to the dust particles left over from the formation of the solar system about 4.6 billion years ago. … Mike Lockwood, a physics professor at Southampton University, said May’s work was timely … . Brian Cox, a physics professor at Manchester University, applauded May’s tenacity. … That’s hugely impressive." (Jonathan Leake and Robert Watts, Times Online, August, 2008)


Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77706-1
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-77705-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Survey of Radial Velocities in the Zodiacal Dust Cloud
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77706-1
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77706-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77705-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 54 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Canopus Publishing Ltd, Bristol, UK
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