A science version of Oh When the Saints! I’m singing the hopes and dreams of every scientist. They dream of getting published, winning grants, tenure and a Nobel Prize! In my experience, to have success in science you need to clone yourself – twice. And then a bit of prayer could be handy…
Apologies to Brian Schmidt, who was the original VC cited in this song (and whose name scanned better) but as this was a NSW-based show I had to switch to a selection of Sydney-based vice-chancellors. I apologise also to Attila Brungs – whose name we eliminated due to bad scansion.
If you’re wondering who the guy is wearing the sheet (yes literally) then you might need some background – watch the Minister for Vaccines sketch and it will all make sense. Actually maybe it won’t, but there’ll at least be a pattern in the non-sense!
I thank the generation of musicians who brought the song into being around 100 years ago – there seems to be no single original composer, although a few have tried to claim it.
This is part of the 2021 Physics in the Pub/ Cloud, thanks to lockdown – which Phil brings you in partnership with the Australian Institute of Physics NSW Branch.
Look out for our Stir Fried Science live shows coming to a city near you in 2022. Canberra February, SYdney March or April and then… well if the pandemic’s over we could be anywhere! What a nice dream…
Want more Physics? Try the Fusion Ute – Bert’s great idea, that’s sure to attract good funding. And watch these more serious discussions; Fusion Energy with Adelle Wright, Gravitational Waves with Susan Scott, and Binary Star Systems with Star Trek Fiend, Rajika Kuruwita.