The glamour, the riches, the hordes of adoring fans… I’ve always liked the idea of being a musician. In fact, despite my complete lack of musical ability, it’s still on my list of possible careers. Unfortunately, as I now float further into a career in science, that hope is ebbing away.
Have I sold out completely? Are science and music mutually exclusive? Or is there still time for me to live the musical dream? There’s only one way to find out − through rigorous empirical investigation.
There’s a whole field devoted to the science of music, but that’s beyond the scope of this study. I’m not looking to study music scientifically. I’m thinking more along the lines of combining my quest for a Nobel with my quest for a Mercury. Read more »