08/29/2012 02:07 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Rolling In The Higgs: Tim Blais, McGill Student Combines The Higgs Boson And Acapella For Amazing Result


Have you ever wondered what it would be like if someone sang an acapella cover of Adele's "Rolling in the Deep" but then changed the words so that they reflected the recent discovery of the Higgs Boson, aka the "God Particle?" What? But why? Well! Your wordless, inchoate prayers are answered.

Tim Blais, a McGill University grad student has released a video that does just exactly that, and features lyrics such as, "The complex scalar. What is its purpose? It's got me thinking. We could have had a model (Particle breakthrough, at the LHC). Without a scalar field (5-sigma result, could it be the Higgs?)" Yes it could!

Blais who terms himself as a "harmony addict" is writing a masters in theoretical physics. He sings all the parts of the song himself.

For his part, Blais seems overawed by the attention.

"One student from Spain told me his supervisor called my video 'The only good thing to come out of the Higgs discovery so far,'" Blais told the AFP. "I'm flattered."