Professor Brian Cox CBE

Professor Brian Cox is coming to Rotherham to inspire our aspiring scientists and engineers

Professor Brian Cox CBE is Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society.

As a broadcaster, he has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programmes for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics and garnering a host of accolades, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders Of The Solar System.

He has also authored a series of best-selling books, including the widely acclaimed Human Universe and Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific.

His critically acclaimed BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired in 2016, and he hosted a new series of Stargazing Live, as well as Stargazing: Moon Landing Special in the summer of 2019.

He holds two Guinness World Record titles for his sell out live tours, the most recent of which – for most tickets sold for a science show – was set during his current world tour which is taking in venues around the world and saw 11,433 people attend his show at The Arena Birmingham (he also holds the current records for most tickets sold for a science tour at over 150,000).

Brian’s latest BBC Two series, The Planets, aired in May 2019 and was greeted by rave critical and audience reviews, becoming one of the channel’s most watched series of the year with huge consolidated audiences. It is also airing internationally and was watched by half a billion people in China.

Professor Brian Cox CBE at the North Star

In December 2020 Brian Cox Joined the North Star event to give an inspirational talk on ‘Space, Time and Black Holes’ followed by a curated Q&A answers questions pre-submitted by students. This event was hosted in Rotherham, but we will also welcome partner schools from across the UK.

“What will we discover about black holes? Who knows, but we’re talking about the nature of space and time and the origin of everything when we talk about this research”

The excellent Nifty Fox Creative captured the event through live scribe. Click here to see what was said.


“The practice of science happens at the border between the known and the unknown. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear but in wonder.”

- Professor Brian Cox

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