Any science buff or Big Bang Theory fan has heard about the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). The CERN particle physics lab is celebrating its 60th anniversary on Monday. To celebrate, some scientists there with a passion for music decided to do some ‘composing’!
The threads of the melody come from the ATLAS, CMS, ALICE and LHCb detectors — and they’re performed by scientists and engineers who are involved in those experiments. Why do it? On the LHC Open Symphony blog, Vicinanza and his colleagues explain that melodic interpretation could help blind researchers connect with a scientific discovery, and help anyone “understand, or at least ‘feel,’ the complexity and beauty of a finding.” If nothing else, it’s beautiful music to smash particles by.
Have a listen. What do you think?
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