Ode to the Higgs

The following rhymes stem form my love for rap music and my passion for theoretical physics; they were born on the days following July 4, 2012, the day that will be remembered as the discovery of the Higgs Boson.  Enjoy!


The Higgs boson is my name

which to you might sound insane
I came to put order in some mess
as I give every particle its mass
I’ve been hidin’ for billions of years
but now I am in every mouth and ears
My potential looks like a Mexican hat
and on it now you know where I’m at
They made me come out in a cave
and they’re really kind of brave
LHC is the machine at CERN
which did so well since on was turned.

It does not end with me getting to fame
Coz we’ve only started playing the game
You won’t wait long for some more fun
Coz in reality it’s only just begun
It took 50 years for an idea to test
Now for sure we can’t just rest
So much stuff we don’t know yet
We could call Hawking and make a bet
Most of the Universe is still obscure
We need imagination of the most pure
Our ignorance amounts to a grand 96%
So we hope for some strange particle event
To shed some light on the dark sector
We rely on some smart physics doctor

If all this doesn’t ring you any bell
Then there’s one more thing I’d like to tell
A weird connection called spinoff
that we should really not break off
What we discover due to curiosity
Turns out to benefit all humanity
Get then ready for some insanity
There’s something called hadron-therapy
That can cure people’s cancers
With best precision and least dangers
This is just one meaningful example
Of a pattern that is quite more ample
We explore Nature to understand
What is the picture the most grand
In trying to know of every piece its place
we get something you can’t quite replace
To discover a particle called Higgs Boson
We opened wide a brand new horizon
In conclusion that’s the story
Of why I deserve so much glory
So the moral of the story is
Don’t forget what my name is

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