25 Scientific musos or 25 musical scientists

Science is fun, but there are times when even the most dedicated begoggled labcoat wearing bench monkey has to relax and lots of science types seem particularly drawn to playing music. Now, I’m not saying any of these people are bench monkeys, but they do all play music, as far as I know:

Harpist, musician, science writer, cake baker and knitter
oh_henry Henry Scowcroft
I write and geek for Cancer Research UK. This has nothing to do with them. Oh I play music too.
London, United Kingdom
A Royal Society of Chemistry PR, I like science, technology, media, journalism, Mac, PC, iPhone, guitar, jazz, rock, comedy and miscellany.
CameronNeylon CameronNeylon
N 55°56′ 0” / W 3°11′ 0”
Open Science, Open Access, and bringing more experimental techniques to the biosciences. I work for the UK STFC but tweets are my personal opinion.
David Bradley Science Writer, Cambridge, UK, loves family, conversation, guitar, photography, singing, walking, cycling…science
iPhone: 52.509792,13.377736
physicist, hacker, opensource dev, family guy, piano player
Erlangen, Germany
Physicist (PhD, Priv.Doz.), Theory of Complex Systems, Biophysics. Plays Jazz piano. Loves Japan.
lmuzzi luigi muzzi
Rome – Italy
physicist (superconductors; energy; nuclear fusion); piano player; critical consumer (GAS-Gruppi di Acquisto Solidale); hope in a more sustainable society
renehh René Steiner
Hamburg, Germany
I'm piano player, physicist, bridge player, husband, tekkie, golfer, father and finance director
Málaga! SPAIN!!
20 years old, I play guitar in a band called THE CRUSH, I study biology…and I love the music more than all 3
pathoadaptation MarkStrom
Seattle, WA, USA
Microbiologist/molecular biologist, genomics applications, Mac User, part-time blues guitar player
arareko Mauricio Herrera C.
Mexico City
alpinist. biologist. climber. dirtbag. geek. guitar/bass player. hacker. headbanger. photographer. traveler. ultrarunner. viking. ex-yahoo!.
robajackson Rob Jackson
Keele, United Kingdom
Chemistry Lecturer and Researcher in Computational Solid State Chemistry; Chemistry Recorder, British Science Association; trombone player.
mndoci Deepak Singh
Between a molecule and a byte
Manage biz dev for Amazon EC2. Scientist, musician, wannabe hacker, Open Data geek
ngeise Nick Geise
Tacoma, WA
scientist, musician, vegan, DIYer
Wirral UK
dad, chemistry teacher, plays guitar in soul/funk band, also into bach and mozart, movie fan
Sarokrae Chengy
Cambridge, UK
Nerd girl. *heart* Maths, Physics, Music, Piano, Clarinet & Internet
Exeter, UK
The name's Ken. I'm studying for a BSc in Maths at Exeter University. I am a gamer, Arsenal fan and dispenser of wisdom. I play guitar, piano, cello, drums.
London, UK
Musician, physicist and podcaster. Not necessarily in that order.
San Diego, CA
Musician, aspiring Biologist, and amateur disc golfer. I like sports
formerly of Albany
Biologist, Webmaster, Mommy. Musician (vocalist), LIT (Librarian in Training) :-)
Adamleeguitar Adam Lee
Guitarist, prodcucer, musician, biologist! :-D
Preston, Lancashire
Biologist, Botanist, Writer, Illustrator & Musician, but not necessarily in that order.
Beaufort, NC
Marine Biologist, Writer, Musician, Purveyor of the Spineless, Evangelist of Open Access
bobmaccallum Bob MacCallum
The original, and best uncoolbob…

This is the original list of 25 scientific musos on Twitter, I won’t be updating it here. I will be adding to the actual live list on Twitter, at least until I have 500 members and then I’ll stop (that’s the twitter list limit).

I found out about this musical scientific site after I started compiling my list – http://scientistmusicians.wordpress.com/

3 thoughts on “25 Scientific musos or 25 musical scientists”

  1. I just had a nice e-chat with Prof Brian Cox of LHC and Solar System fame about virginal Norse spirits and seasonal changes. Apparently, he was keyboard player with 90s hipsters D:ream, so he’s definitely on the sci-musos list!

  2. Music and a scientific mind definitely mesh well, although some of my uber-musical friends who aren’t in the last sciencebased would probably disagree. But, just look at all the mathematics that underpins classical music, scales, chords, structure and then all those progressive rock bands with their 9/4 and 7/8 time signatures. Anyway, poke me on Facebook…happy to connect with a fellow chemist musical or otherwise.

  3. A most enjoyable post. This is something I have also observed over the years and wondered if I’m missing out on something. I’ve always loved music though don’t play an instrument and you most definitely don’t want to hear me wailing, I mean singing! Thank you for writing this post. Its great to know of more musical scientists esp if I can Twitter with them ;) I’ve now also become a fan on FB.
    Merry Christmas and all the best for 2010.

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