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Analysts said it would happen. Professor Stephen Hawking said it should happen. And now it has. Peter Higgs, the man who first predicted the existence of the Higgs boson, or 'God particle', has been given a Nobel Prize for his efforts along with Belgian physicist Francois Englert.


A team of scientists unveiled the technical designs for the International Linear Collider (ILC), a proposed particle accelerator that could unravel the deepest mysteries of the universe. At just under 32km long, it's about 30 per cent larger than the world's biggest particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.


When the discovery of the Higgs Boson was announced earlier this year, there's no denying it was exciting news. Well, more so for scientists with the ability to put the find into context. For the average person? It's a bit harder to understand. The find won't be changing our daily lives any time soon... or indeed ever. But the journey to discovering the Higgs Boson? That's reaped a few rewards, as CERN's Troels Petersen explains in this TEDxCopenhagen talk.


Considering there's nothing anyone can really do with the Higgs boson discovery data right now besides dive back into theoretical research, we'll have to settle for weird abstractions of the data gleaned from the Large Hadron Collider. Naturally, someone took that data and translated it into music.