Wednesday, September 03, 2008

The Large Hadron Collider Rap

I shared this link with my science teachers a week or two ago because I thought it had some cool pictures of the new Large Hadron Collider at CERN.

Then today I stumbled across this LHC Rap on YouTube:

Lyrics here.

Now, I'm not sure I can make any profound statements about how this can revolutionize education, although I certainly think attempting to create a rap song/video/poetry - when done right - can help students try to focus on the essential concepts of any topic and how best to communicate those concepts (and can conceivably help other students get interested in the topic as well). But I just have to marvel at a world where high energy particle physics, YouTube and rap music can intersect so easily. I sometimes think we take all this stuff for granted - so much so that we often don't take advantage of it all.

1 comment:

  1. I've Got Einstein on my Mind
    by Jim Purdy

    Listen to me one and all, Oh dear,
    For bad news I bring, The End is Near.

    In the UK, the Daily Mail tried to clue us in,
    That those mad scientists are going to do us in.

    Yes indeed, they have published a news article
    Warning us of a runaway sub-atomic particle.

    The Large Hadron Collider is to blame,
    And our universe will soon end in flame.

    Oh man, the fireworks will be spectacular,
    It'll be so big, I won't need my binocular.

    As the end nears, some may grieve and mourn,
    But I'll enjoy the show, just eating my popcorn.

    Someday I'll entertain grandkids with the story I'll tell,
    Oh. Wait. I guess I won't have any grandkids, oh well.

    In college, we laughed at those physics dorks,
    Always talking about their tachyons and quarks.

    Yes, soon the world will be gone, we'll be no more,
    Thanks to guys named Fermi, Heisenberg and Bohr.

    So, as I await the end of all mankind,
    I've got Albert Einstein on my mind.