Last month's landmark announcement that the LIGO collaboration had detected gravitational waves sent ripples of excitement around the world.
The discovery marked another stunning confirmation of Einstein's general relativity, and signalled the dawn of a new era in astronomy.
For Tim Blais, the mastermind and versatile voice behind popular YouTube channel A Capella Science, it was also an invitation to get creative.
Perimeter Institute partnered with Blais to help create his latest nerd-pop parody, "LIGO Feel That Space" (sung to the tune of The Weeknd's "Can't Feel My Face").
After you've grooved to gravitational waves, check out our interview with Blais (posted below) about his quirky niche between pop music and deep science.
Interview with Tim Blais, the maestro of A Capella Science
|Tim Blais backstage at Canada's Smartest Person.|
TB: Well, I never really expected to be making my living with it, so that's nice! But seriously, it's been surprising from the start. It's usually so hard to be discovered as an artist that I expected to make a lot of videos in obscurity before anyone took notice, if they ever did. Instead, my very first video, "Rolling in the Higgs" (a parody of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep"), really caught the wave of the 2012 Higgs boson discovery and went viral. Looking back, it's a little embarrassing actually; if I'd known so many people would see that video, I would have sung it better!