With her album title...
Jason Gregory

15:11 28th December 2008

Mariah Carey’s recent album title, ‘E=MC2’, has been described as "misleading" by scientists.

Carey claimed the title, inspired by Albert Einstein’s famous mathematical equation, stood for “emancipation equals Mariah Carey times two”.

However, a study carried out by the charity Sense About Science has criticised Carey’s unproven formula.

Mathematician Dr David Leslie told the BBC the singer had “misread the algebra”, adding: “The 'two' in the equation means C squared, not MC multiplied by two.

“The correct reading of the equation is E=MCC, so perhaps Mariah's re-interpretation should have been 'emancipation equals Mariah Carey Carey'?"

The charity also criticised a similar scientific error made by the celebrity TV chef Delia Smith.

As previously reported on Gigwise, Carey spent the Christmas holidays with her husband Nick Cannon in Aspen.


Mariah Carey in Aspen

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