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Large Hadron Collider: scientists create sound of ‘God particle’
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/large-hadron-collider/7848453/Large-Hadron-Collider-scientists-create-sound-of-God-particle.html ^ | June 22nd, 2010

Posted on 06/23/2010 11:49:20 AM PDT by TaraP

Sounds set to be made by the subatomic ‘God’ particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have been simulated by scientists aiming to make the £6bn experiment more accessible.

Finding the Higgs boson – also known as the God particle – is the primary aim of the LHC experiment because it will provide an insight into the nature of all matter. It is hoped the subatomic particle will emerge from the 27km circular tunnel under the Swiss-French border where beams of proton particles are being smashed together.

LHC Sound, a collaboration of particle physicists, musicians and artists in London, has converted data expected from collisions into sounds in a process called sonification.

The data was provided by the LHC's Atlas experiment which includes a calorimeter measuring the energy from collisions. The note and pitch of the sound varies with the amount of energy recorded.

LHC Sound is planning live performances of the data during the summer but early simulations of the particles can be heard here.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: blackholes; godwillnotbemocked; higgsboson; lhc

1 posted on 06/23/2010 11:49:24 AM PDT by TaraP
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To: TaraP; wagglebee

“Unfortunate” no school textbooks will ever be able to discuss what these scientists have done.


2 posted on 06/23/2010 11:51:15 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (I wish our president loved the US military as much as he loves Paul McCartney.)
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To: All

SOUNDS LIKE PIANO AND DRUMS?

Astronomers at the University of Sheffield have managed to record for the first time the eerie musical harmonies produced by the magnetic field in the outer atmosphere of the sun.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/7840201/Music-of-the-sun-recorded-by-scientists.html


3 posted on 06/23/2010 11:51:37 AM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: TaraP

SOUNDS LIKE PIANO AND DRUMS?

What, no bass and guitar? I thought string theory predicted we would be hearing some stellar riffs.


4 posted on 06/23/2010 11:53:03 AM PDT by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: TaraP

“sounded a little like ‘oof,’” the spokesman did not say.


5 posted on 06/23/2010 11:53:27 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: TaraP

It’s the sound of a million head-crabs coming in our direction.


6 posted on 06/23/2010 11:54:17 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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To: TaraP

Playing it backwards i swear it sounds like “I buried Paul”


7 posted on 06/23/2010 11:55:05 AM PDT by sportscaster ("LET'S ROLL")
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To: TaraP

Isn’t that the reverb you hear during many of Obama’s speeches?


8 posted on 06/23/2010 11:55:50 AM PDT by mikrofon (BHO is merely a particle in the scheme of things, though...)
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To: sportscaster

How do you play it backwards?


9 posted on 06/23/2010 11:56:28 AM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: equalitybeforethelaw

Don’t you think there’s already enough violins in the universe?


10 posted on 06/23/2010 11:56:28 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 516 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: TaraP

it would be funny if God showed up at the Hadron Collider looking for one of his particles.


11 posted on 06/23/2010 11:56:49 AM PDT by Ancient Drive (DRINK COFFEE! - Do Stupid Things Faster with More Energy!)
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To: TaraP

“Higgs boson”

Why didn’t they use a bosun’s pipe? That sounds pretty pretty.


12 posted on 06/23/2010 12:00:21 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: TaraP

Surely, you know that he is joking.


13 posted on 06/23/2010 12:00:37 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: sportscaster

14 posted on 06/23/2010 12:00:42 PM PDT by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: TaraP

It’s probably the Intel signature sound.


15 posted on 06/23/2010 12:00:42 PM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom

“Half-Life” reference?


16 posted on 06/23/2010 12:02:21 PM PDT by kosciusko51 (All hail "Princess Obama" http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2531677/posts)
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To: TaraP

Mission from God accomplished.

17 posted on 06/23/2010 12:04:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: TaraP

LHC Sound is planning live performances of the data during the summer but early simulations of the particles can be heard here:

http://www.gigantor.org/


18 posted on 06/23/2010 12:05:54 PM PDT by frithguild (I gave to Joe Wilson the day after, to Scott Brown seven days before and next to JD Hayworth.)
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To: TaraP

The headline makes it appear that the LHC has captured the “sound” of the Higgs Bosun. In reality, they’ve just simulated what they think the sound will be, if and when they do find the particle.


19 posted on 06/23/2010 12:06:12 PM PDT by linear ("Conservatism" is fealty to the Constitution. "Hope" is using a 3-wood in the rough.)
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To: Constitution Day

LOL...NO I didn’t...


20 posted on 06/23/2010 12:06:31 PM PDT by TaraP (He never offered our victories without fighting but he said help would always come in time)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Unfortunate” no school textbooks will ever be able to discuss what these scientists have done.

"LHC Sound, a collaboration of particle physicists, musicians and artists in London, has converted data expected from collisions into sounds in a process called sonification."

Sounds more like government money (ours) going to leftists on the dole. Musicians and the Higg's boson called science? The story is about musicians digitizing collisions. How's that for creative composition?

21 posted on 06/23/2010 12:09:42 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts
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To: TaraP

How do you play it backwards?

That’s if your looking for the DOG particle.

It’s usually found by standing on one foot
and examining the bottom of the other.


22 posted on 06/23/2010 12:09:44 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: a fool in paradise
“Unfortunate” no school textbooks will ever be able to discuss what these scientists have done.

LOL!

Oh, the dilemma...

23 posted on 06/23/2010 12:10:15 PM PDT by fortunecookie (Please pray for Anna, age 7, who waits for a new kidney.)
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To: TaraP
Oh boy...


24 posted on 06/23/2010 12:15:20 PM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: TaraP
Large Hadron Rap
25 posted on 06/23/2010 12:24:31 PM PDT by SC DOC
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To: TaraP

Thanks to Bubba Clinton killing and then destroying the Super-Conducting SuperCollider in Texas, this occurred at the CERN facilities in Switzerland instead of the SCSC facilities in Texas 10 years ago.

Good work, Dems!!


26 posted on 06/23/2010 12:29:22 PM PDT by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: sportscaster
Playing it backwards I swear it sounds like “I buried Paul”

So, you're saying that the Dog Particle sounds like "I buried Paul"? Now we're getting into Son of Sam territory ...

27 posted on 06/23/2010 12:31:37 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: sportscaster
Playing it backwards i swear it sounds like “I buried Paul”

Turn me on, dead man.

28IF

28 posted on 06/23/2010 12:33:48 PM PDT by Allegra (Topop!!!!!)
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To: TaraP
It is hoped the subatomic particle will emerge from the 27km circular tunnel ...

If it sees its shadow, does that mean six more eternities of winter?

29 posted on 06/23/2010 12:44:16 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: SirKit

LHC ping!


30 posted on 06/23/2010 12:45:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Ancient Drive
it would be funny if God showed up at the Hadron Collider looking for one of his particles.

"Give Me that back right now!"

"Don't let Me come down there!"

31 posted on 06/23/2010 12:46:12 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: TaraP
Sounds set to be made by the subatomic ‘God’ particle at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have been simulated by scientists aiming to make the £6bn experiment more accessible.

IOW, they are making it up out of whole cloth, in order to placate some, and attempt to show something coming out of the $6 billion price tag.

This isn't science. It's silly.

32 posted on 06/23/2010 12:52:38 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: sportscaster

I heard it say, “We apologize for the inconvenience.”


33 posted on 06/23/2010 12:53:19 PM PDT by rock_lobsta (November can't get here fast enough.)
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To: Only1choice____Freedom
It’s the sound of a million head-crabs coming in our direction.

And Gordon Freeman banging a crowbar on each of them.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 06/23/2010 12:56:34 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Ancient Drive
it would be funny if God showed up at the Hadron Collider looking for one of his particles.

Oh He will show up. Whether they've got the sound right or not. Even if they manage to create a black hole that doesn't behave as current theory indicates it should, and I believe it should, but rather ends up swallowing the earth, He'll be there.

35 posted on 06/23/2010 1:20:47 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: TaraP

“It is hoped the subatomic particle will emerge from the 27km circular tunnel ...”

This is all well and good until they discover that there’s a sub-subatomic particle and that the universe is not as we thought it was - again.


36 posted on 06/23/2010 1:25:59 PM PDT by Larry - Moe and Curly (Loose lips sink ships.)
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To: airborne
IOW, they are making it up out of whole cloth, in order to placate some

No they are not "making it up". They admit freely that this is what they expect, based on simulations constructed according to the current theories. They have not yet gotten any real data, and did expect to have at this point. If the theories are incorrect, it may "sound" considerably different, or they may find something entirely different than the Higgs boson is predicted to be.

They needed to do the simulations anyway, so running the simulated data through this audioliser system, they get to test it as well.

37 posted on 06/23/2010 1:29:53 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: airborne
IOW, they are making it up out of whole cloth, in order to placate some

No they are not "making it up". They admit freely that this is what they expect, based on simulations constructed according to the current theories. They have not yet gotten any real data, and did expect to have at this point. If the theories are incorrect, it may "sound" considerably different, or they may find something entirely different than the Higgs boson is predicted to be.

They needed to do the simulations anyway, so running the simulated data through this audioliser system, they get to test it as well.

38 posted on 06/23/2010 1:30:00 PM PDT by El Gato ("The second amendment is the reset button of the US constitution"-Doug McKay)
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To: TaraP

There are no particles.


39 posted on 06/23/2010 1:59:47 PM PDT by valkyry1
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To: TaraP

It shouldn’t be sound anymore, rather like listening to light. Can we listen to light? Yes, through our pores and through the minds eye that also subs as an ear. We seeingly hear what we absorb. This borders unto mysticism and maybe their is a natural, bodily connection to God or his road map particles, after all. Following that connection, absorbing the universe leads to the one place called home. Angels played cornets at home comings, always a return. Road map and building blocks are one and the same. Seeing and hearing is believing. The God particle is not a big band but a big bang.


40 posted on 06/23/2010 2:21:21 PM PDT by Blind Eye Jones
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To: TaraP

Needs more cowbell. Or maybe more John Bell.


41 posted on 06/23/2010 2:59:08 PM PDT by Erasmus (Looks like we're between a lithic outcropping and a region of low compressibility.)
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To: kosciusko51; The Comedian

http://www.blameitonthevoices.com/2009/12/large-hadron-collider-twitter-page-in.html


42 posted on 06/24/2010 5:54:06 AM PDT by Only1choice____Freedom (FDR had the New Deal. President 0bama has the Raw Deal.)
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