What the Higgs 'harmonic signatures' may sound like


Researchers have simulated the sound of the Higgs Boson and other sub-atomic collisions in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC).

Their aim is to develop a means for physicists at Cern to listen to the data generated by the LHC and pick out the Higgs particle if and when they finally detect it.

One of the key particles researchers are searching for is the Higgs Boson.

It is this particle that is thought to give sub-atomic particles mass, which is why it has been described as the "God particle".

These three sounds represent different properties of the Higgs known as its "harmonic signatures" - if the particle exists at all.