To cheer you up in difficult times 11: Immortal Songs by Sabine Hossenfelder and by Tom Lehrer


To cheer you up in difficult times here are songs by Sabine Hossenfelder and by Tom Lehrer. I like the music and lyrics and the unusual combination of science, humor and satire.

Sabine Hossenfelder : Outer space*

Tom Lehrer: That’s mathematics

Sabine Hossenfelder: Theories of everything

Tom Lehrer: Lobachevsky

Sabine Hossenfelder: Schrödinger Cat (The song follows by a physics explanation).

Tom Lehrer: The Professor’s Song (2:55 there is  delta for every epsilon)

Sabine Hossenfelder: Ave Maria

Tom Lehrer: The Vatican Rag

Sabine Hossenfelder: Ivory Tower

Tom Lehrer: Elements

Sabine Hossenfelder: Not a Toy

Tom Lehrer The Hunting Song

Sabine Hossenfelder: A Million Miles

Tom Lehrer: Pollution

Sabine Hossenfelder: This is how I pray

Tom Lehrer: Wernher von Braun

Sabine Hossenfelder: Galaxy Song, Monty Python (cover)

Tom Lehrer: Poisoning Pigeons In The Park

Sabine: Catching light

Tom: National brotherhood week

On GLL: Sabine Hossenfelder is featured in this post, and is also mentioned here; Tom Lehrer is featured in this post and this one and is also mentioned here.

Playlists: Tom Lehrer; Sabine Hossenfelder.

Sabine Hossenfelder (left) Tom Lehrer (right)

*”Outer space” is a famous mathematical concept as well.

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3 Responses to To cheer you up in difficult times 11: Immortal Songs by Sabine Hossenfelder and by Tom Lehrer

  1. Gil Kalai says:

    OK, two more; timely:
    Tom Lehrer: I got it from Agnes

    Sabine Hossenfelder and Tim Palmer: It’s the end of the world as we know it (coronavirus edition) [after R.E.M]

  2. Gil Kalai says:

    Barry Simon wrote over FB: I have a favorite Tom Lehrer story. In graduate school, his TW^3 record came out and the last two songs were Wehner von Braun and the Vaitcan rag. I played it for some other in my dorm, one of whom was a religious catholic. When the vatican rag ended, he remarked: “I guess I know how Werner von Braun must feel.”

  3. Gil Kalai says:

    You can find all songs of Tom Lehrer here. Lehrer gracefully agreed to move them all to the public domain!

    Richard Palais wrote on FB: “My strong admiration for Lehrer goes really way back. He was my section man in my first math class as a Harvard freshman (in 1949!) and I attended the “Physical Revue” several years later at which Lobachevsky and The Elements were introduced—-and later we were colleagues the two years I spent at UCSC. Of course this latest gift only adds to my admiration, but I cannot say I am surprised. He is one of the truly great people of our era!” Bob Palais commented: “Here is the Physical Revue page:…/songs/lehrer/physrev.htm Daniel Radcliffe agrees with you “Tom Lehrer is the cleverest and funniest man of the 20th century” (and so do I):

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