Wednesday, August 12, 2009

East coast vs. West coast in particle physics

Last year saw the jaw-dropping Large Hadron Rap, explaining the LHC at CERN as best as possible to the layman in five minutes. For those of you forgot, here's the video:

This year Fermilab strikes back! It looks like science rapper funky49 made a proper gangsta-rap about the Tevatron. There's no video yet, but he's posted the lyrics on his website:

"(...) Tevatron, OG atom smasher
say hello to CERN’s party crasher, the
new “Lord of the Rings” LHC, hear me, this
be competitive collaboration baby (...)"

There has been some rivaly between CERN and Fermilab on who discovers the Higgs first. It looks like the rivalry now has entered a whole new domain ... will we see the likes of the East Coast vs. West Coast feud for particle physics?