These celebrities are a clear example of how two very different passions can be made compatible.

Choose one academic career It is one of the most difficult decisions in a person’s life, since it is the first step in a professional future that, however, does not always end up being channeled towards the university studies selected.

This is the case of many characters that have been made famous for his work in areas such as music or cinema, despite having previously studied scientific careers such as biology or physics.

Some put science aside forever, while others combined it with their second passion, even going so far as to get a doctorate. However, it has not been their investigative side that has made them famous, so some cases are really surprising.

Brian May is an astrophysicist

Queen it would have been nothing without the unique voice of Freddy Mercury, but neither could it be conceived without the Guitar solos from Brian May, a musician who has always known how to surround himself with stars in every sense of the word, since in the 60’s I graduated in astrophysics with honors in the Imperial College From london.

Brian May visitando el Very Large Telescope.

Brian May visitando el Very Large Telescope.

After the great boom of the band he had to abandon science for a while, but as soon as he could he took it up again, getting to get a doctorate in 2007 and even to be named shortly after honorary rector from John Moores University.

Since then he has carried out several interesting investigations, combining them with music and, in addition, also with an intense activism in favor of the animal rights.

Ana Obregón is a biologist

Actress Ana García Obregón has been hearing ridicule about her training all her life, to the point that she has been challenged to show that it was true that she had a degree in biology. He did it with a photograph of his title that he posted on Twitter.

Ashton Kutcher studied biochemical engineering

Although he never got a degree, Ashton Kutcher specialized in Biochemical Engineering on the University of Iowa, where you enrolled in order to learn about your illness twin brother, that in addition to having cerebral palsy had to be transplanted from heart being very young.

Ashton Kutcher and her partner, Demi Moore.

Ashton Kutcher and her partner, Demi Moore.

And it was precisely there, at the university, where one day he caught the attention of a talent scout that helped him start a career as model that later would open the way to interpretation.

Sofía Nieto is a mathematician

In Spain there are also celebrities with hidden scientific careers, such as that of Sofia Nieto, a Madrid actress known primarily for the roles played in the series There is no one living hereY The one that is coming.

And it is that, in addition to his career as actress, for which he has also worked in some plays, he graduated in math with an excellent record in the Autonomous University of Madrid, where today he exercises his work as researcher and teacher.

Very candid in fiction, but a genius in reality.

Dexter Holland is a molecular biologist

Although not entirely known by name, the image of the group’s blonde singer The Offspring Yes, he is more familiar to almost everyone, but few know that behind his energetic voice is Bryan Holland, nicknamed as Dexter (brainiac) by his groupmates precisely because of his role as a scientist, resulting from his studies at the University of Southern California, where he graduated from molecular biology.

Like Brian May, he also had to put aside his scientific career for a time, but eventually he resumed his Ph.D. in 2013, getting to publish in magazines as important as PLOS One.

Hugh Laurie studied archeology and anthropology

Having watched him for so many years playing the role of House it is not difficult to imagine Hugh Laurie with a white coat, but in reality he is not that type of scientist, since the career in which he graduated was that of archeology and anthropology.

Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in The Infiltrator.

Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie in The Infiltrator.

He did it in the University of Cambridge, where he met the also actress Emma Thompson, which he dated during his college years.

Science and Religion

Mayim Bialik is a neuroscientist

In the same way that the character of Amy Farrah Fowler, which he plays in the series The Big Bang Theory, American actress, of European descent, Mayim Bialik graduated in Neurosciences by UCLA University in the year 2000, obtaining a doctorate in the same discipline seven years later.

Mayin Bialik, as Amy Farrah Fowler.

Mayin Bialik, as Amy Farrah Fowler.

And in addition to being known for being a great actress and neuroscientist, she is also known for her defense of the union between science and religion, represented in videos like this one, in which she makes clear what her concept as a Jewish deity is and how it can be made compatible with science.