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Higgs Boson data set to music is oddly beautiful

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first_imgScientists have been searching for the Higgs Boson in the subatomic mishmash for years. Now that it’s probably been found, what’s the best way to celebrate? With some tunes, of course. To really get down at CERN, you want something unique. That’s why Domenico Vicinanza, a professional composer and particle physicist has used the preliminary Higgs data as the basis for a new piece of music, which you can hear above.To do this, Vicinanza took the data points from the CERN data that seems to confirm the existence of the Higgs and assigns notes to each of the numbers. The first draft of the melody is a little scattered, but not bad when you consider it was never intended to be music. The next step was to consolidate that simple melody to be something a little more listenable. Finally, Vicinanza took that refined melody and made it into a short piece of music.The Higgs Boson is an elementary particle, the existence of which was predicted by the standard model of particle physics. It was first posited by Peter Higgs in 1964 as the most plausible explanation of why objects acquire mass. The Large Hadron Collider at CERN is believed to have detected the Higgs in a high energy particle collision several months ago, but additional testing will be needed to confirm.Vicinanza’s final piece of music is a little more removed from the original numbers, but the piano melody at the beginning, as well as the marimba part in the second section, are directly from the CERN Higgs data. The intersection of science and art can be a pretty cool thing.The World via Open Culturelast_img read more