Listen to the Higgs Boson in Musical Form
Happy birthday, CERN! For its 60th anniversary, CERN scientists played a piece composed from a musical translation of data from the Higgs boson experiments with the Large Hadron Collider.
The piece, which includes several different instruments, is played by seven engineers and physicists, and is overlaid in the video with specific data that corresponds with the music.
From CERN: "The musical scores are based on the sonification of data obtained by four detectors -ALICE,ATLAS, CMS and LHCb -during the Large Hadron Collider run 2010-2013. The video(link is external) shows each musical piece performed individually and as an ensemble by CERN's very own researchers; the music was played in the four experimental caverns and in the CERN Control Centre (CCC) and features a harp, a guitar, two violins, a keyboard, a clarinet and a flute."
And serendipitously enough, the piece itself is lovely. If you ever happened to imagine what the Higgs boson would sound like, it would probably sound something like this.