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Rolling in the Higgs: Students acapella parody of Adele song made in tribute to Cern's goes viral

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posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 11:03 AM
A student excited by the result of the decades-long search for the Higgs Boson particle has paid his tribute ... in a capella form.

More than 70,000 YouTube viewers have already enjoyed Tim Blais's song, 'Rolling in the Higgs' - a parody of 'Rolling in The Deep' by soul singer Adele.

The student, from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, explains how the Higgs was found with perhaps the most lucid explanation ever set to music.


Artist : Tim Blais

LYRICS : Tim Blais and A Capella Science

There's a collider under Geneva
Reaching new energies that we've never achieved before
Finally we can see with this machine
A brand new data peak at 125 GeV
See how gluons and vector bosons fuse
Muons and gamma rays emerge from something new
There's a collider under Geneva
Making one particle that we've never seen before

The complex scalar
Elusive boson
Escaped detection by the LEP and Tevatron
The complex scalar
What is its purpose?
It's got me thinking

We could have had a model (Particle breakthrough, at the LHC)
Without a scalar field (5-sigma result, could it be the Higgs)
But symmetry requires no mass (Particle breakthrough, at the LHC)
So we break it, with the Higgs (5-sigma result, could it be the Higgs)

Baby I have a theory to be told
The standard model used to discover our quantum world
SU(3), U(1), SU(2)'s our gauge
Make a transform and the equations shouldn't change

The particles then must all be massless
Cause mass terms vary under gauge transformation
The one solution is spontaneous
Symmetry breaking

Roll your vacuum to minimum potential
Break your SU(2) down to massless modes
Into mass terms of gauge bosons they go
Fermions sink in like skiers into snow

edit on 28/8/2012 by B3lz3buth because: (no reason given)

posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 11:31 AM
Thats an awesome video and song. Good job on that guy. Its good to see a nice science oriented song pop up once in awhile. Wish i could sing like that haha

posted on Aug, 28 2012 @ 11:42 AM
reply to post by B3lz3buth

Wow intelligent music who would have thought it!
Love it!
Wish all the kids were doing this and listening to this instead of singing about sex and drugs and laying on a bed in their videos!


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