Musical Higgs

On 4 July 2012, the ATLAS and CMS spokespersons announced during a seminar at CERN that their experiments had found a particle consistent with the long sought-after Higgs boson. (Image: Maximilien Brice, Laurent Egli/CERN)

“I think we have it, no?” was the question posed by the then CERN Director General Rolf Heuer on 4 July in the CERN auditorium.

The data from the Higgs discovery has been used for many things, but one of the most innovative is music! The “sonification” project was the brainchild of physicist and composer Domenico Vicinanza and you can read about it on the Cylindrical Onion blog.

Then Piotr Traczyk decided to find out what would the Higgs discovery sound like as a heavy-metal song.

Happy anniversary Higgs Boson! It’s cake time 🙂

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