Props to Tom G. for this BBC article (“God Particle Data is Simulated as Sound”**) about a physicist’s new way of analyzing and simulating data gathered from the Large Hadron Collider:
Scientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider.
Their aim is to develop a means for physicists at Cern to “listen to the data” and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it.
Cool! Couldn’t think of a better topic for this blog. Anyways, if you go to the article, there are sound clips for you to listen to. Very cool.
This isn’t the first time physicists have decided to translate the Universe into music. Just asked Dr. Who.
There’s also these Sounds of the Universe. But, hey, that’s a whole ‘nother story entirely.
**If you call the Higgs particle “the God particle” while around me, I promise to vomit on your shoes.