Usually, celebrities and entertainers are better known for spreading scientific misinformation than they are for using their public platforms to promote responsible research. But if you filter out all the anti-vaxxers and people preaching pseudo-science, you might find there are actually some incredibly educated entertainers who are huge science advocates. Here are eight celebrities who love learning about and preaching solid science.
Radio host and Canadian hip hop artist Shad has confessed he’s profoundly fascinated with science. In 2014 he gave an original spoken word performance to Perimeter Institute’s graduate class of master’s students. He later explained the unexpected connections he discovered between music and theoretical physics thanks to his experiences at Perimeter Institute.