CERN Rap – Wissenschaft mit tighten Rhymes

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André hatte ihn schon unter den Big Pictures des LHCs, leider war die Qualität relativ mies.
Deswegen, jetzt, hier, zu Recht noch einmal in einem gesonderten Beitrag:

Der CERN Rap.

CERN Rap from Will Barras on Vimeo. [via notyetfound]
Lasst die groovigen Beats euren Kopf in Eigenschwinungen versetzen. Wippt mit dem Bein und singt “CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind…”.

Das Video durchfliegt die digitalen Kanäle des Internets mit nahezu Lichtgeschwindigkeit. Wie einst ein schwergewichtiger Karaokesänger oder ein paar bunte Hamster wird der CERN Rap viral verbreitet.
Doch wer steckt hinter dieser Symbiose aus Gude-Laune, aus Awesomeness und aus Wissenschaft, wer ist dieser Timbaland der Physik?
Wir wären nicht das physikBlog, wenn wir nicht völlig investigativ dieser Frage auf den Grund gegangen wären und fünfzehn Reporter aus China, dem Kaukasus und Australien befragt hätten.

Das Mastermind hinter dem CERN Rap ist “alpinekat” – von ihr wurde er geschrieben und eingesungensprochen. Hinter alpinekat verbirgt sich Katherine McAlpine1. Sie ist Amerikanerin, hat Physik und Schreiben studiert und arbeitet jetzt in der Öffentlichkeitsarbeitsabteilung am CERN. Und das macht sie augenscheinlich ganz gut, wurde der CERN Rap doch mittlerweile ca. 350.000 Mal2 angeschaut.
Ihr Videobeatpartner Colin Barras hat für den New Scientist etwas mehr Information rausgerückt – wenn auch nicht wirklich viel.

Nach dem Klick noch ein Transkript des CERN Raps, zum Ausdrucken, über’s Bett hängen und Auf-dem-Klo-Auswendiglernen:

Oh Yeah
I’m About to drop some particle physics in da club
The LHC is super duper fly
You know what I’m saying
Check it…

Twenty-seven kilometers of tunnel underground,
designed with mind to send protons around
a circle that crosses through Switzerland and France.
Sixty nations contribute to scientific advance.

Two beams of protons swing ’round through the ring they ride
’til in the hearts of the detectors they’re made to collide!

And all that energy packed in such a tiny bit of room
becomes mass particles created from the vacuum.

And then….

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind:
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.

The LHC accelerates the protons and the lead,
and the things that it discovers will rock you in the head.

We see asteroids and planets stars galore.
We know a black hole resides at each galaxy’s core.
But even all that matter cannot explain what holds
all these stars together something else remains.

This dark matter interacts only through gravity
And how do you catch a particle there’s no way to see?
Take it back to conservation of energy,
and the particles appear clear as can be.

You see particles flyin’ in jets they spray,
but you notice there ain’t nothin’ goin’ the other way.

You say, “My law has just been violated!
That don’t make sense!
There’s gotta be another particle to make this balance!”

And it might be dark matter and for the first time,
we catch a glimpse of what must fill
most of the known ‘Verse

Because…

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone,
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions.
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.

Antimatter is sort of like matter’s evil twin.

Because except for charge and handedness of spin,
they’re the same for a particle and its anti-self,
but you can’t store an anti-particle of any shelf.

Cuz when it meets its normal twin, they both annihilate.
Matter turns to energy, and then, it dissipates.

When matter is created from energy,
which is exactly what they’ll do in the LHC,
you get matter and antimatter in equalparts,
and they try to take this back to when the universe starts:
the Big Bang.

Back when all the matter exploded,
But the amount of antimatter was somehow eroded!
Because when we look around we see that matter abounds,
but the antimatter’s nowhere to be found.

That’s why….

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions.
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind:
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.
The LHC accelerates the protons and the lead,
and the things that it discovers will rock you in the head.

The Higgs boson, that’s the one that everybody talks about,
and it’s the one sure thing that this machine will sort out.
If the Higgs exists they ought to see it right away,
And if it doesn’t, the scientists will finally say,

“There is no Higgs! We need new physics
to account for why things have mass.”
“Something in our Standard Model went awry!”

But the Higgs — I still haven’t said just what it does.
They suppose that particles have mass because
There is this Higgs field that extends through all space,
and some particles slow down while other particles race
straight through, like the photon
it has no mass but something heavy
like the top quark, it’s draggin’ its —(!)

And the Higgs is a boson that carries a force,
and makes particles take orders
from the field that is its source.

They’ll detect it…

LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions.
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind:
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.

Now some of you may think that gravity is strong,
cuz when you fall off your bicycle, it don’t take long
Until you hit the earth, and you say,”Dang that hurt!”

But if you think the force is powerful, you’re wrong.
You see, gravity, it’s weaker than weak!
And the reason why is something many scientists seek.

They think about dimensions.
We live in just three, but maybe there are others
that are too small to see.

It’s into these dimensions that gravity extends,
which makes it seem weaker here on our end.

And these dimensions are rolled up, curled so tight
that they don’t affect you in your day-to-day life.

but if you were as tiny as a graviton,
you could enter these dimensions and go wandering on.

And they’d find you…

When LHCb sees where the antimatter’s gone
ALICE looks at collisions of lead ions.
CMS and ATLAS are two of a kind:
They’re looking for whatever new particles they can find.
The LHC accelerates the protons and the lead,
and the things that it discovers will rock you in the head.

Oh yeah! Our understanding of the universe is about to change
thanks to the large Hadron collider

This is C to the E to the R to the N coming straight out of Geneva.
Mr B dropping the Beats
AlpineKat over and out
Schamlos aus dem Netz geklaut und verbessert.

  1. Damn, ich möchte auch McEifel heißen! []
  2. Das ist leider etwas schwer festzustellen, da sich das Video auf verschiedenen Quellen befindet – viral eben. []
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Eine Antwort auf CERN Rap – Wissenschaft mit tighten Rhymes

  1. Chris sagt:
    #1

    Nicht nur abgedrehte Teilchenphysiker, sondern auch Chemiker sind begabte Videoproduzenten. Zum Youtube-Video dem Link folgen (dank an Kerstin):

    http://de.youtube.com/watch?v=HDw4gk5pYl8

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