Katherine McAlpine

Katherine McAlpine

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Katherine (Kate) McAlpine is an American science journalist. In 2008 while working for CERN, McAlpine wrote, produced and performed in the YouTube video "Large Hadron Rap" under the pseudonym "alpinekat." As of September 2010, the video has been viewed over 6 million times. As of 2010, McAlpine is an intern at New Scientist magazine. The YouTube video is a technically accurate yet easily understood introduction to the Large Hadron Collider operated by CERN. The video explains its purpose, methods and significance using rap lyrics, created by McAlpine mostly during her commutes on buses and trams to and from work. The video appeared on 28 July 2008, its music was written by Will Barras, and according to the video credits, the dancers "prefer to remain anonymous." The video has become a viral hit, surpassing three million YouTube views on 15 September 2008
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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Fer Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134936251
  • 9786134936255