- uploaded: Jan 23, 2013
- Hits: 35
Rappin' about CERN's Large Hadron Collider! Links below...
Apparently YouTube fixed the sound! Still, Will Barras made two options trying to get around the original problems:
Vimeo is downloadable if you log in.
There has been a lot of interest in the original mp3, lyrics, and vocals for remixing. You can find all that here:
There's also been interest in translation. You can get a subtitle-free version from Vimeo here (downloadable):
With backing track available here (with and without Hawking-style voice):
Go ahead and translate, rap it, and post it! Just give us a shout-out, and it's probably a good idea to include the following credits ;-)
Images came from:
particlephysics.ac.uk, space.com, the Institute of Physics, NASA, Symmetry, and Marvel
I forgot Einstein Online, and they called me out: http://www.einstein-online.info
And I forgot Physics World (dunno what I was thinking when I put together the extra dimensions bit). Steve Abel set me to rights (but made no demands): http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/print/403
The talented dancers doubled as camera people, with some work by Neil Dixon. Stock footage is CERN's.
Will Barras is responsible for the killa beats:
And thanks to MC Hawking, who first thought of using computer-voice to bring Stephen Hawking to the world of rap :-)
The rapper has a day job (we agree this is a good thing) as a science writer.
They'll have a lot of data to sort. 15 million GB per year, actually. Want to get involved and donate your computer's downtime? Try LHC@home: