Katherine McAlpine, a 23-year-old professional science writer, has been earning praise for her informative and fun rap on the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) in CERN near Geneva, Switzerland. She sweet-talked some scientists and engineers, who remain anonymous, into performing the rap amongst the LHC’s detectors.
The LHC is the world’s largest particle accelerator where scientists hope to collide protons together at near the speed of light and thus help them understand why particles have mass and whether there are other dimensions in space.
Her clear and clever rap explanatory lyrics will go a long way to allay unfounded fears about the LHC. CERN has already been taken to court by campaigners who are afraid that the collider will create dangerous particles or even cause the Earth to be swallowed up by black holes.
As she raps, “...the things that it discovers will rock us in the head!”