Granted this is imitation rap, but the science is supposedly dead on. The Large Hadron Collider goes online this Wednesday, September 10th 2008. Theories of earth-swallowing black holes aside, this is a grand science experiment worth paying attention to.

Rappin’ about CERN’s Large Hadron Collider!

The sound should be slightly better on this version – we’ve tried to get round YouTube’s new extreme audio dynamic range compression by layering a 20kHz sine wave over the top of the soundtrack.

Images came from:,, the Institute of Physics, NASA, Symmetry, and Marvel

The talented dancers doubled as camera people, with some work by Neil Dixon. Stock footage is CERN’s.

Will Barras is responsible for the killa beats:

The rapper has a day job (we agree this is a good thing) as a science writer.