Composing music using the Higgs boson LHC data
I discover it out late enough, but the project is fantastic!
On Wednesday 4th July 2012, scientists at CERN announced that they had found a Higgs-like particle after analysing results from the Large Hadron Collider.
The Higgs sonification is an alternative representation of the scientific graph the ATLAS experiment presented on 4th July.
The sonification algorithm we used offers the same qualitative and quantitative information contained in the graph , only translated into notes.
The first result was as follows:
The project continued, reaching the creation of LHChamber Music, an experimental piece based on the sonification of the data recorded by the 4 detectors (ALICE, ATLAS, CMS and LHCb) during the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) run 2010–2013.
Domenico Vicinanza composed one melody from five distinct physics results, and seven musicians played the sonifications, together creating a beautiful harmony.
LHChamber Music was composed for the 60th CERN Anniversary and was recorderd in the four experimental caverns and in the CERN Control Centre (CCC) by physicists and engineers working at CERN:
The video was produced by Piotr Traczyk, who also plays the guitar in the ‘symphony’.
And Piotr also produced another video focused on the sonification of the Higgs boson data, this time with a metal flavour:
What can I say? Wonderful!