What would the Higgs boson sound like if it were in a musical? Someone took the data gathered from the Large Hadron Collider and translated it into music!
According to Discovery News, Scientists working at the European research network GÉANT decided to look at the increase and decrease in energy levels coming from the LHC, and then translate those values into musical notes. The result, was a tune that resembled a 19th century Cuban dance. Give it a listen:
In the sonification, each semiquaver corresponded to an increase of 5 gigaelectronvolts (GeV). The detection of the Higgs-like particle around the 126 gigaelectronvolt mass-energy range (GeV), was then expressed by a peak made of three high notes (about 3.5 seconds into the recording).
The bump corresponding to the new particle is represented by an F note which is two octaves above the preceding F note, a C which is the most acute note in the music (also two octaves above the subsequent C note) representing the peak of the Higgs, and a E note.
The more energy means more notes move up, and the less means more notes move down. And that's what, the Higgs boson, (or its impostor), sounds like. [GÉANT via Discovery via Explore]