PROFESSOR Brian Cox has brought his expertise on all things space to telly - and he's now, for many, the face of popular science. But Brian was not always lecturing on the stars, as he has a little-known past in 90s dance music behind him. Here's what we know about him... Who is Professor Brian Cox, how old is he and what is his background? Professor Brian Cox is a 50-year-old physicist, who serves as professor of particle physics as the University of Manchester, but is better known for his science-based books and TV shows. Unlike some scientists, he does not identify as an atheist, but has "no personal faith" and describes himself as a humanist. Born in Oldham, Yorkshire - to banker parents - young Brian was into hobbies like bus spotting and dancing, before Carl Sagan's book Cosmos got him on to physics. However, he got a D in his Maths A-Level - and his first major pursuit in life was music. He played keyboard with the rock band Dare from 1988 to 1991, and released two albums with … [Read more...] about How old is Professor Brian Cox, who is his wife Gia Milinovich, what band was he in and what TV shows has he presented?
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PUBLISHED: 09:58 17 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:00 17 July 2018 Rhiannon Long There were 400 women students on day one, which was dedicated to promoting women in STEAM careers. Picture: Ken Mears Archant Celebrity scientist, Professor Brian Cox, ran his seventh summer school in Tower Hamlets yesterday. Professor Brian Cox talking to students in a Q&A session. Picture: Ken Mears St Paul’s Way Trust Science Summer School aimed to get 11-18-year-olds interested in careers in STEAM subjects – science, technology, engineering, arts and maths. It’s hosted by Professor Cox, the celebrity physicist and TV presenter who specialises in astronomy. Around 600 students attended the school, which took place at St Paul’s Trust Way School yesterday and Here East, in the Olympic Park, today. There will be a special focus on women in science. Students attended talks in between workshops to listen to engineers, physicists and biologists. Picture: Ken Mears The … [Read more...] about Professor Brian Cox hosts seventh summer school in Limehouse
Piers Morgan and Brian Cox are intensely debating the Big Bang theory on Twitter BelfastTelegraph.co.uk What came before the Big Bang? https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/piers-morgan-and-brian-cox-are-intensely-debating-the-big-bang-theory-on-twitter-37071049.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/viral/article37071037.ece/be8b6/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_55ceae90-c678-48eb-8944-620377b14d70_1 Email What came before the Big Bang? It’s a question scientists have been trying to answer for decades – ever since Belgian astrophysicist and priest Georges Lemaitre first noted in 1927 that our expanding universe could be traced back in time to an originating single point. Now it appears GMB presenter Piers Morgan has waded into this existential debate, after posting his views on Twitter. He wanted to know why atheists – those who do not believe in the existence of God or gods – could not explain why there was nothing before the Big Bang and what this … [Read more...] about Piers Morgan and Brian Cox are intensely debating the Big Bang theory on Twitter
An extremely moving memorial service was held earlier this month in Westminster Abbey celebrating the life of world-renowned physicist Professor Stephen Hawking, who died in March aged 76 after a long battle with motor neurone disease. The eminent scientist, cosmologist, champion of the disabled, author and mathematician was described by scientist and broadcaster Professor Brian Cox as “…one of the greats. There are many good theoretical physicists who make a big contribution,” added Professor Cox “but there aren’t that many greats”.As a student I often strolled past Lord Kelvin’s statue in Botanic Gardens on my way to lectures at QUB and I’d been told that the Belfast born mathematician and physicist had famously created Britain’s first physics laboratory in Glasgow and was the first ever British scientist to be elevated to the House of LordsApart from that, I know nothing whatsoever about physics or physicists, having hopelessly … [Read more...] about Mustering Ulster’s famous physicists to hail their historic appliance of science
0 Comments Brian Cox takes swipe at DUP 'album cover' - 'I thought '6,000-year-old Causeway was a better record', says stargazer BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Professor Brian Cox has taken a swipe at the DUP's new 'album cover', saying he prefers the party's earlier work. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/brian-cox-takes-swipe-at-dup-album-cover-i-thought-6000yearold-causeway-was-a-better-record-says-stargazer-36853734.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article36853733.ece/9064f/AUTOCROP/h342/dup_party.jpg Email Professor Brian Cox has taken a swipe at the DUP's new 'album cover', saying he prefers the party's earlier work. The stargazer was needling an image put out through the Twitter account of Ian Paisley. In the image, the North Antrim representative is pictured with fellow MPs Sammy Wilson and Nigel Dodds, and party leader Arlene Foster against the backdrop of the Stormont estate. The four politicians appear beneath a banner reading 'The … [Read more...] about Brian Cox takes swipe at DUP ‘album cover’