• John
  • Felde
  • University of Maryland
  • USA

Latest Posts

  • USLHC
  • USLHC
  • USA

  • James
  • Doherty
  • Open University
  • United Kingdom

Latest Posts

  • Andrea
  • Signori
  • Nikhef
  • Netherlands

Latest Posts

  • CERN
  • Geneva
  • Switzerland

Latest Posts

  • Aidan
  • Randle-Conde
  • Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • Belgium

Latest Posts

  • TRIUMF
  • Vancouver, BC
  • Canada

Latest Posts

  • Laura
  • Gladstone
  • MIT
  • USA

Latest Posts

  • Steven
  • Goldfarb
  • University of Michigan

Latest Posts

  • Fermilab
  • Batavia, IL
  • USA

Latest Posts

  • Seth
  • Zenz
  • Imperial College London
  • UK

Latest Posts

  • Nhan
  • Tran
  • Fermilab
  • USA

Latest Posts

  • Alex
  • Millar
  • University of Melbourne
  • Australia

Latest Posts

  • Ken
  • Bloom
  • USLHC
  • USA

Latest Posts

Paul Jackson | CERN | Switzerland

View Blog | Read Bio

Resonance: Music from the ATLAS experiment

Good day,

As Jon Butterworth reports in his Guardian blog entry today, the ATLAS cd project, long in the making, is about to be released. The project, which is titled Resonance, will constitute a double cd and DVD. Commemorative mugs, t-shirts and baseball caps will undoubtedly follow. All the proceeds go to charity, in particular, to the Happy Children’s Home in Pokhara, Nepal to help them build their orphanage. So not only do you get the great music and fascinating insight into the scientific/sonic marriage, but also you can snuggle up with that warm fluffy feeling of having helped out those little blighters who aren’t as well off as you are. It’s win win. To the music. The compositions are a mixed bag, spanning many genres and styles which in some sense, I suppose, is meant to reflect the diversity of the collaboration it represents. So therefore, not everything will be to everyones tastes. But the quality is excellent
and will, we hope, impress and perhaps even shock a few people. I have my favourites of course, but I am a bit biased given that I wrote and performed one of the songs. On that front, I’d like to make a little mention that the band I’m with, AWESOME, are the only band on the cd composed entirely of ATLAS physicists! But there is a lot to enjoy, from Heavy metal to Celtic harp.

Heavy metal you say? That’s right, like lead. The ions of which we are now continuously bashing together to produce spectacular new results. This shows the flexibility and breadth of the LHC physics program to probe the moments after the big bang.

For a more complete description of the heavy ion collisions see this very nice piece in Symmetry magazine.

But back to the cd, and to all of you going through the usual annual struggle of finding an interesting Christmas present for their families and friends, what better than a music project guaranteed to satisfy all comers. After all, just like ATLAS, there’s something for everyone. Here’s a picture of three of the handsomest collaborators if you needed more convincing.

Posing. (left to right, Nick Barlow, myself, Christian Ohm).

Posing. (left to right, Nick Barlow, myself, Christian Ohm)

Bye for now.
J.

Share