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In Culture, Smartness on November 21, 2007 at 1:57 am

Queen’s Brian May has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University

Dr. May

LONDON — Brian May, rock star and astrophysicist, has been appointed chancellor of Liverpool John Moores University.

May will be installed as the university’s figurehead leader early next year, it was announced Monday. The 60-year-old Queen guitarist said the appointment was “a great honor and a great new challenge.”
He is an honorary fellow of Liverpool John Moores University, which has a well-known astrophysics research institute.

He was an astrophysics student at Imperial College when he joined Freddie Mercury and Roger Taylor to form Queen in 1970, but dropped his doctorate as the glam rock band became more successful.
May is the co-author of “Bang! The Complete History of the Universe,” which was published last year.

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