A Capella Science – Rolling in the Higgs (Adele Parody)

There’s a collider under Geneva
Reaching new energies that we’ve never achieved before
Finally we can see with this machine A brand new data peak at 125 GeV
See how gluons and vector bosons fuse Muons and gamma rays emerge from something
new There’s a collider under Geneva
Making one particle that we’ve never seen before A complex scalar
Elusive boson Escaped detection by the LEP and Tevatron
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) But symmetry requires no mass (Particle breakthrough,
at the LHC) So we break it, with the Higgs (5-sigma result,
could it be the Higgs) Baby I have a theory to be told
The standard model used to discover our quantum world
SU(3), U(1), SU(2)’s our gauge Make a transform and the equations shouldn’t
change The particles then must all be massless
Cause mass terms vary under gauge transformation The one solution is spontaneous
Symmetry breaking We could have had a model (Particle breakthrough,
at the LHC) Without a scalar field (5-sigma result, could
it be the Higgs) But symmetry requires no mass (Particle breakthrough,
at the LHC) So we break it, with the Higgs (5-sigma result,
could it be the Higgs) Could have had a model without a scalar field but symmetry requires no mass so we break it with the Higgs field Roll your vacuum to minimum potential
Break your SU(2) down to massless modes Into mass terms of gauge bosons they go
Fermions sink in like skiers into snow (Particle breakthrough, at the LHC)
We could have had a model (5-sigma result, could it be the Higgs)
We could have had a model (Particle breakthrough, at the LHC)
Model, model, model (5-sigma result, could it be the Higgs) We could have had a model (Particle breakthrough,
at the LHC) Without a scalar field (5-sigma result, could
it be the Higgs) But symmetry requires no mass (Particle breakthrough,
at the LHC) So we break it, with the Higgs (5-sigma result,
could it be the Higgs) Could have had a model (Particle breakthrough,
at the LHC) Without a scalar field (5-sigma result, could
it be the Higgs) But symmetry requires no mass (Particle breakthrough,
at the LHC) So we break it, we break it we break it we break it (5-sigma result,
could it be the Higgs) with the Higgs. Greetings science nerds, music nerds, musical scientists, scientific musicians.. aaaand anyone else who’s happened to stumble across this; thank you for watching this video! If you enjoyed what you saw, feel free to hit the “like” button, or share it on your Facebook or Twitter Subscribe to get more videos like this in the future If you’d like the audio track to this video it’s available on iTunes! Link…there… this is my first video so I’m still figuring out what this thing is; if you have any suggestions for how to improve these videos, feel free to leave them in comments if you’d like to ask a question about the science, about the music about how long it took me to make this video post it and I will answer you! if I get enough questions maybe I’ll do an answer video… or something… My name is Tim Blais, and this has been A Capella Science. A CAPELLA SCIENCE! *DOO DOO DOO DOO!* “is string theory right?” is it just fantasy? caught in the landscape out of touch with reality…”


  1. Frawiny Abebe

    April 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Well, that didn't f.e. work well! TIME FOR PLAN H.

  2. Frawiny Abebe

    April 16, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    Big guy, PULL THE MV!!!!

  3. sabastian bishop

    April 24, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I hope you know you've ruined the original song for me. Every single time i try to listen to it all i can hear is this its so awesome. xD

  4. gold dolf

    April 27, 2017 at 12:25 am

    thank you.

  5. gold dolf

    May 4, 2017 at 5:05 pm

    now give me he math

  6. Ammie

    May 8, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    I'm a law student why am I here


    May 14, 2017 at 11:21 pm

    Beautiful! I love it! Silly subtitle muddled the lyrics with "We could have had a model". I'm subscribing and supporting! More, more, more! 😀

  8. Leigh Ryan

    May 26, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Nope, not a clone, just loved the video.

  9. Keybounce

    June 13, 2017 at 4:23 am

    So how long did it take to make this one? Your first, you must have had some sort of learning curve, right?

  10. yhevrah

    June 17, 2017 at 3:50 am

    damn, these are just really good.


    June 18, 2017 at 7:02 pm

    cool ✌✌

  12. Kira Zeballos

    June 20, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    warchi eres tu :,v?

  13. Dutchik

    June 23, 2017 at 11:23 am

    I like this better than the original..

  14. Novenchrist Michael

    June 23, 2017 at 11:51 am

    man you're so awesome

  15. Abayomi Calazans

    June 24, 2017 at 2:18 pm

    Wow Demais!!

  16. Jackson Goodfellow

    June 25, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    that voice break tho

  17. Kathleen Villaruben

    June 26, 2017 at 7:34 am

    Intelligent. Talented. Charming. Crush! <3

  18. Jamie Long

    July 4, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    love it

  19. Nguyên Nguyễn

    July 22, 2017 at 1:45 am


  20. Paramjit Nandi

    July 25, 2017 at 10:16 am

    killing it man

  21. Silviu

    July 26, 2017 at 8:54 am

    well done, I wish I knew more physics though;

  22. Diane Barnett

    July 29, 2017 at 1:41 am

    I'm a grandma, 60 years old, and I love this! I've been listening to acapellascience for quite a while, and I don't understand all of it, so I'm reading to learn. I have thought that if I ever sustain a severe conk on my noggin' and end up in a coma, I'd like to come out of it understanding string theory and quantum physics! Wouldn't that be awesome?!

  23. Kiran Mathew John

    October 5, 2017 at 9:13 pm

    "reaching energies we've never achieved so far" would have rhymed with Geneva 😉

  24. Sanghamitra M.S

    October 8, 2017 at 11:42 am

    u are phenomenal dude! respect

  25. Ayushi Bisht

    October 10, 2017 at 6:26 am

    U r genius and funny at the same time I love your videos 😄😄

  26. vipul vatsyayan

    October 10, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    brother you are a genius.

  27. Abhishek Sharma

    October 11, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Dude you are great in this…..

  28. Jacopo Jiritano

    October 22, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    I can swear this is one of the best things interner have ever given to us 😂 you're great and clever man, keep on like this!!

  29. LordSagan

    October 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

    A birth of perfection…

  30. Flora Rajakowitsch

    October 28, 2017 at 10:09 am

    You are in-cre-di-ble!!

  31. AlternativeNightcore

    November 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    Lulz I visited that place a year ago! Go CERN!

  32. Pythia Sibyls

    November 11, 2017 at 4:03 am

    That was halarious! Great job!!

  33. MargoMB19

    November 14, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Just discovered this awesomeness! I'm not all that great at science so most of this I don't really understand, but somehow it's still so interesting and fun!

  34. tammie heazlit

    November 23, 2017 at 2:56 am

    Hey, this is different than your first version of this, yes? I'll swear you changed this sinces the God Particle was found. Do you still have copies of the original?

  35. Alice Taylor

    November 24, 2017 at 11:49 am

    A little sharp on the high notes, but I like the science part 🙂

  36. Hani8 Galamgam8

    November 25, 2017 at 7:17 pm

    OH MY GLOBS!! THIS WAS SINCE 2012?!! I've finally found THIS!! YOU!! THIS KIND OF SONG! Oh my glob!

  37. lollipop land

    December 10, 2017 at 12:39 pm

    You've done a great job of all these videos. Can't wait to see more. Keep up the great work!!! I wish I had these songs to help inspire me while I was at school

  38. Sarhad Salam

    December 12, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    227 people that disliked thought it meant: dis I like

  39. Anubhav Mishra

    December 18, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    You're truly very talented. It's beautiful.

  40. mflynn2009

    January 5, 2018 at 6:43 am

    You are brilliant. How is it I just found your channel. Another night of insomnia. Thanks.

  41. Karim Mifflin

    January 14, 2018 at 8:26 pm

    "We could have had a model", why don't we ??? Also. this is genius stuff.

  42. Deependra Singh Saharan

    January 19, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    His first video?

  43. Iglika Gencheva

    February 12, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Damn you can sing!

  44. Moon

    February 24, 2018 at 10:25 am

    Genius ✨this channel rices my vibration like wow! 🙃🙂😀😃😁 thx 🙏

  45. Skyla Jones

    February 26, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    ROFL Beautiful!!

  46. Amy Forbes-Richardson

    March 3, 2018 at 3:12 am

    This makes me happy, thank you.

  47. Stoney Hardaway

    March 6, 2018 at 9:27 am

    This haunts my dreams. Haunts…….. side note, my dreams are well acapela'd, like your videos.

  48. Descartes' Donkey

    March 7, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Joy joy joy

  49. Zornitza Petrova

    April 6, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I think Sheldon Cooper would love it

  50. Ovni

    April 8, 2018 at 8:44 pm

    I wish this song had been used to announce the Higgs discovery.

  51. 120155 AHQ

    April 11, 2018 at 4:35 am


  52. Liliana Ruvalcaba

    April 15, 2018 at 1:23 am

    I love your videos!!! best idea ever.

  53. EagleUniverse

    April 20, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    That's some good science

  54. Dragon Curve Enthusiast

    April 21, 2018 at 5:17 pm

    I've nothing new to say that hasn't been said in the comments already.
    This is beyond awesome.
    I'm just leaving this comment here to support the channel and let the youtube algorithms know I love this stuff

  55. DorM Yd

    April 23, 2018 at 11:53 pm

    Yo soy el physics! oh dear …

  56. Curt M

    June 17, 2018 at 12:28 am

    If anything, Higgs supports E8

  57. Redstone 25

    July 2, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Do you only add the chalk board parts to fill up the empty spaces?

  58. inspirational movie clips

    August 6, 2018 at 4:19 am

    greatest singer,iam from India ,a doctor iam great fan of yours

  59. Toby W

    August 8, 2018 at 5:14 am

    Totally off the wall, but I wonder what would happen if the equations were written in Sanskrit. Interesting effect combining the words, terms of physics and music emphasizes the art aspect of looking at the world as feelings. I took piano lessons for a time and my teacher taught me that music was a language that conveyed emotion. I suppose this needs editing, but in case it does not, I won’t. LOL.
    Thanks! This was interesting and informative. What great fun…. Off to bed – Wonder what I will think in the morning.

  60. Biraj Singha

    August 30, 2018 at 9:25 am

    The only channel where science is funny as well as interesting! 👌👏😄

  61. Cheyanne Kline

    September 11, 2018 at 12:46 am

    This is fantastic

  62. Lennox Xonnel

    October 25, 2018 at 8:06 pm

    I love how when he says 'we could have had a model without a scalar field' he plays the video where he writes down the SM Lagrangian backwards, and practically erases the scalar field xD

  63. Lina Rawas لينة الرواس -

    November 3, 2018 at 4:29 am

    bring these back Tim!!

  64. CharlesMeriot

    November 8, 2018 at 5:23 pm

    amazing good job!

  65. patrick sharpe

    November 13, 2018 at 8:36 pm

    Is father still missing?

  66. groovyangel65

    November 20, 2018 at 1:28 am

    You are awesome dude…smart, cute, nice voice, and extremely creative. My husband seems that you are either right brain or left brain…you seem to use both sides extremely well!!! <3

  67. Bengünur Baş

    December 19, 2018 at 1:05 am

    give this man an oscar

  68. Yo BRO WTF?

    February 16, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Dude, your first video is about to hit a million views, congratulations!

  69. Rita B

    March 6, 2019 at 5:01 am

    I love this video Tim, it's so great!!!! We're happy at CERN seeing you made this song now!

  70. Giovanna S. S.

    March 10, 2019 at 5:16 pm


  71. Margherita Paracini

    March 22, 2019 at 6:37 pm

    While this is nowhere near to my field of study (working on a degree in biotech. First year), it is extremely fascinating

  72. Radoslava Bodnárová

    May 9, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    How do I buy your songs on iTunes? I have never purchased any song before but I really love your work, I am a physics student myself and you are helping me withstand the mental pressure of exams (by the way, does anyone have any good literature regarding thermodynamics and statistical physics? I am in need of some asap :D) which I want to thank you for 😀

  73. I-Rabbi- T

    May 22, 2019 at 12:43 pm

    Fuckin retard science satanic jism swallowing dumb zombie `Higgs BOZO quantum twats

  74. Plastic Kruat

    June 22, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Retards, you and your Higgs.

  75. Rida Kaware

    June 30, 2019 at 7:21 am

    WHO dislikes these videos?!!!

  76. moni fernandez

    July 23, 2019 at 3:51 am

    Genius boy. We live in a moment where every discipline should mix with every other one. You've got it.

  77. MJ

    July 27, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    Less thn 5,000 views to 1 million on this 1st-so awesome, dude!

  78. cacaouete pipistache

    August 2, 2019 at 3:40 pm

    Who make subtitles in french de cette merveilleuse chose please ?

  79. MJ

    August 8, 2019 at 11:57 am

    2,998 views to 1 million!

  80. dancingnature

    August 12, 2019 at 3:08 am

    I love this!

  81. Sarah Star

    August 15, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Is he wearing pink lipstick?

  82. Mina Ghosh Dastidar

    August 16, 2019 at 7:18 am

    His FACE changed a lot but the voice remained the same 👌

  83. sisterdiggins

    August 19, 2019 at 1:01 am

    This is brilliant !

  84. Stephen Gillie

    August 20, 2019 at 12:12 am

    Can the LHC create an energetic-enough reaction to be seen by LIGO, VIRGO, LISA, et al?

  85. Nirav Shah

    August 24, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    This was your first acapella?! Amazing

  86. Yo BRO WTF?

    August 25, 2019 at 8:48 am

    Only 45k views til 1 million for video 1!

  87. Liz Mariela Escobar Candia

    August 27, 2019 at 2:19 am

    Why the man when is older is more attractive? I say for the news videos, he look more handsome I think

  88. Yo BRO WTF?

    September 7, 2019 at 6:59 am

    HA! 1 million+ congrats, brother.

  89. Yo BRO WTF?

    September 7, 2019 at 7:01 am

    wow-almost 7 years to the day-the 1st acapellascience parody hit 1 million views. Well earned.

  90. Yasha Unknown

    September 28, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Make more of these

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