First links of 2013

Sky’s the limit for singing astrophysicist. “Swift has a doctorate in astrophysics from UC Berkeley, and in his spare time, is actively seeking new planets outside our solar system. He probably could have sung his thesis but probably did not.”

Doc’s songs help medical students’ recall. “If you’re a medical student who needs to figure out your perivascular lymphocytes from your periventricular plaques, you could do worse than listen to a Dr. Perry tune on your MP3 player or in a lecture hall at UCSF, where the renowned director of neuropathology is known to startle his first-time students by breaking into song at the end of his talk.”

Professor juggles music, genetics. “Around 10 a.m. one morning on his way to work, Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi stopped by a music studio to hear a new Aerosmith song. By 11 a.m. that same day, the Harvard Medical School neurology professor had finished a recording session playing his Hammond organ for Aerosmith’s newest album, “Music From Another Dimension!” and was striding into his lab at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he serves as the Director of the Genetics and Aging Research Unit.”

Review: baroque, astronomy combine to wow. “Friday night’s The Galileo Project performance by Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra at the Conexus Arts Centre … combin[ed] gorgeous music with stunning images and the kind of performance energy and interaction one might expect from a trio or popular band.”

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