This music video is called Large Hadron Rap.
From World Science:
“Historic” collider operation begins
Sept. 10, 2008
Courtesy CERN and World Science staff
The first beam of subatomic particles in the world’s newest and largest particle collider went around the full 27 kilometres (17 miles) of the machine’s length this morning, scientists announced.
“This historic event marks a key moment in the transition from over two decades of preparation to a new era of scientific discovery,” said an announcement from CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research based in Geneva.
“We can now look forward to a new era of understanding about the origins and evolution of the universe,” said Lyn Evans, project leader for the particle smasher, known as the Large Hadron Collider.
Colliders, also known as accelerators, are designed to crash subatomic particles together to find out what lies within them.
See also here.
Update: Hadron Collider halted for months.
The biggest, most expensive physics machine in the world is riddled with thousands of bad electrical connections: here.
22 February 2010: This month marks the resumption of operations at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the huge new experimental device operated by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) in Switzerland. The largest and costliest apparatus ever built to conduct physical research, the LHC was shut down for repairs for a year after an accident: here.
Frank Wilczek’s book, The Lightness of Being: Mass, Ether, and the Unification of Forces can be recommended as an attempt to explain to a lay person the implications of more than 50 years of particle physics. Wilczek is a Nobel Prize-winning theoretical physicist: here.
Update April 2010: here.
Update May 2010: here.