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arconaut

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The Sound of Higgs Boson
« on: June 29, 2010, 01:38:38 pm »

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science_and_environment/10385675. stm

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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.
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Edvaard

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Re: The Sound of Higgs Boson
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2010, 02:46:34 pm »


"The aim is to give physicists at the LHC another way to analyse their data. The sonification team believes that ears are better suited than eyes to pick out the subtle changes that might indicate the detection of a new particle." (emphasis mine)


It's about time someone figured this out.


Interesting sounds in the clips, in any case.


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Re: The Sound of Higgs Boson
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2010, 09:58:21 pm »

are they running at full power yet?  and if so, where is the elusive HB?
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Nick Dellos - MCPE  

Food for thought for the future:              http://http://www.kurzweilai.net/" target="_blank">http://www.kurzweilai.net/www.physorg.com
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