Awesome Sauce Music Friday! Higgs Score Edition
Friday has rolled around again. You know what that means. Time to kick off your weekend with some bangin’ tunes. Usually we feature a composed song about some aspect of science or nerd culture.
But not this week.
This week we have the musical manifestation of the Higgs-boson particle. According to Live Science:
The researchers used so-called data sonification to transform data collected by the ATLAS experiment (one of the two experiments, CMS is the other, that found evidence for the likely Higgs particle) into sound. Essentially, they used a graph showing the ATLAS data and turned the energies of collisions shown on that graph into musical notes. Each data point, or energy number for a collision, was always given the same musical note, with the melody changes following exactly the same profile (the ups and downs) of the scientific data.
It’s only a short clip, but it’s kind of amazing how beautiful data can sound. It’s literally science in song form. There’s nothing more awesome than that. So enjoy and happy Friday!
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