Professor Brian Cox
At the same time as playing keyboard with D’Ream, Brian obtained a first class degree and a PhD in High Energy Particle Physics. He is now Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester and one of the leaders on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. Not content with that, he has also become a hugely popular TV presenter and author.
Brian’s television credits include the BBC blockbuster Wonders of the Solar System, which will be followed by a new series on the Universe. He has also fronted Space Hoppers, The Big Bang and numerous specials for Horizon. His book Why Does E=mc2? quickly became a bestseller.
Brian’s talks inspire audiences around the globe, from TED in America to the World Economic Forum in Davos and China. With staggering images, his presentations show that science breaks down barriers and can both shock and excite. He also describes the breathtaking work at CERN, where scientists are recreating conditions a billionth of a second after Big Bang “in the hope of revealing the underlying simplicity of the universe.”
An International Fellow of the Explorers Club and winner of the prestigious British Association Lord Kelvin Award for his work promoting science, Brian was awarded an OBE in 2010. When he isn’t filming in far away places he writes both for tabloids and broadsheets, and co-presents Radio 4’s Infinite Monkey Cage with his friend, the comedian Robin Ince.