The Rock Stars of Science Photos

GQ magazine is playing host to an awesome photo spread called the “Rock Stars of Science” in its latest “Men of the Year” issue. The campaign began last June and you can see the older photos here.

The new pics are being unveiled today for the first time. The goal is to get people excited about scientists — you can be the judge of whether that will happen.

They include musicians like Bret Michaels, B.o.B., and Timbaland — and 17 scientists/researchers like Nobel laureates Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Dr. Phillip A. Sharp, and Dr. Mehmet Oz (a.k.a. Dr. Oz). (I’m not sure how Dr. Oz got in there, either…)

A couple of the sample photo spreads are after the jump:


The GQ issue with these spreads and others will be on newsstands next week.

(Thanks to Chris for the link)

  • http://www.zazzle.com/atheist_tees The Godless Monster

    I remember as a young boy back in the 1970′s, seeing one of violinist Eugene Fodor’s album covers showing him wearing a leather jacket. Fodor made the idea of getting into the violin somehow seem a little cooler to me.
    Whatever contributes to making intelligence, free-thought, art, science and humanism more “mainstream” cannot be a bad thing.

  • dwimmerlaik

    Phillip Sharp is okay, but I like his older stuff better, back when he was indy.

  • andyinsdca

    Really? Dr. Oz as a “Rockstar of science” FIAL!

  • http://needforcognition.blogspot.com/ Christy

    Argh! Not Dr. Oz and his “energy healing!” Being a doctor does not necessarily make you a scientist, and this guy is a huge anti-science, anti-rationality force.

  • http://skeptico.blogs.com/skeptico/ Skeptico

    Dr. Oz is a Rockstar of pseudo-science

  • arallyn

    I love the concept, I love the style, I don’t love their choices of “rock stars”. Dr. Oz may promote things, but he certainly doesn’t promote straightforward science.

    Also, when is Ozzy Ozbourne gonna be featured?! He’s actually being studied by actual scientists (for if his genes influenced how he’s survived so long and some other things) and he’s really getting into it if you see his recent interviews. He’d be a great candidate for this.

  • Heidi

    What is the science connection with Bret Michaels? Is it just his health problems?

  • http://itsmyworldcanthasnotyours.blogspot.com WMDKitty

    @arralyn — Well, the thing is, they’d have to decipher the Ozz-babble, and that’s… pretty difficult.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000586562927 muggle

    Cool. A few bad choices (frankly so to be expected in American pop culture that I’m surprised it ain’t worse) but the concept, very cool.

  • Carlos

    Well, what about Dr. Brain May? He’s really a rock star and a scientist.