Higgs Boson Gets Set to Music [VIDEO]

on Jul 11, 2012 07:32 PM EDT

The data of the Higgs boson has been turned into music.

Researchers at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world's largest atom smasher in Switzerland, transformed data of a newly-discovered particle, likely the Higgs boson, into musical notes.

"It offers the same qualitative and quantitative information contained in the graph, only translated into notes," physicist, engineer, and composer Domenico Vicinanza told LiveScience.

He said the melody could be useful for many reasons. "For example, it would allow a blind researcher to understand exactly where the Higgs boson peak is and how big the evidence is. At the same time, it could give a musician the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of the high-energy physics by playing its wonders," added Vicinanza,

Vicinanza and colleagues created three versions of the "Higgs score," one in piano solo and the other two in piano and percussion

Listen to the "Higgs boson" music here.

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