Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Music: Song of the Higgs Boson

You may know that the Higgs Boson has been found, and you may even know what that means, but do you know what the Higgs Boson sounds like? Well now you can listen to it in person, thanks to Domenico Vicinanza, who has converted the ATLAS data on the new particle into music. The tune is surprisingly soothing, although it clearly wasn't composed by a musician.

Discovery News described the process this way:
“The researchers mapped intervals between values in the original data set to interval between notes in the melody. The same numerical value was associated to the same note. As the values increased or decreased, the pitch of the notes grew or diminished accordingly.”

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