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Scientists have simulated the sounds set to be made by sub-atomic particles such as the Higgs boson when they are produced at the Large Hadron Collider.
Their aim is to develop a means for physicists at Cern to "listen to the data" and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it.
Dr Lily Asquith modelled data from the giant Atlas experiment at the LHC.
She worked with sound engineers to convert data expected from collisions at the LHC into sounds.
"If the energy is close to you, you will hear a low pitch and if it's further away you hear a higher pitch," the particle physicist told BBC News.
"If it's lots of energy it will be louder and if it's just a bit of energy it will be quieter."
Originally posted by Misoir
Does anyone know exactly why it is called the ‘God Particle’?
The Higgs boson is often referred to as "the God particle" by the media, after the title of Leon Lederman's book, The God Particle: If the Universe Is the Answer, What Is the Question?. While use of this term may have contributed to increased media interest in particle physics and the Large Hadron Collider, many scientists dislike it as overstating the importance of the particle. In a renaming competition, a jury of physicists chose the name "the champagne bottle boson" as the best popular name
Originally posted by wylekat
Anyone else notice that sound has qualities not unlike windchines?