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 wasn’t 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…Professor Brian Cox is a 49-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 them, before … [Read more...] about What band was Professor Brian Cox in, how old is he, who’s his wife Gia Milinovich and what TV shows has he presented?
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The world's energy crisis could be solved by moving production away from Earth and into outer space. That's according to Professor Brian Cox, a leading authority on all things astrophysics. He claims we should be tapping into the "unlimited resources" in the asteroid belt rather than focusing on restricting our energy use or building power plants. And the big dream is to make Earth purely residential, he says. Speaking to news.com.au , Prof. Cox explained how the asteroid belt boasts enough metals to build a skyscraper 8,000-storeys tall and cover the earth in it. He said: “We’ve been to the asteroids already. There are companies now, particularly on the west coast of America, but also in Luxembourg in Europe, that are focused on mining those asteroids. “So we’re right on the edge of flipping our civilisation to a thing that just exists on the surface of a single planet to a thing that exists in a solar system, and that’s the first step to building a … [Read more...] about Professor Brian Cox explains how we can solve world’s energy crisis – by moving power industry to outer space
IF you could live forever by simply uploading your brain to a computer, would you consider it?Several high profile names including Elon Musk and ex-Googler, Anthony Levandowski, are on a quest to accelerate what's been described as the "technological singularity", an evolutionary step in which we merge with machines.While the idea that we could upload our brains to a computer is pretty terrifying, it's not confined to science fiction.That's according to Professor Brian Cox, who told The Sun Online that he found "no reason at all why you cannot simulate human intelligence".The Mancunian BBC presenter, who boasts in-depth knowledge of particle physics along with a set of graceful piano fingers (yes, he's playing the keyboard throughout D:Ream's iconic tune Things Can Only Get Better) said that true artificial intelligence is absolutely possible, according to quantum mechanics.You might have heard the phrase artificial intelligence bandied about by Apple or Google, whose clever … [Read more...] about Human brains will be uploaded to machines to let us achieve immortality sooner than you think, says Professor Brian Cox
THE One Show reflects on the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death tonight.Former BBC Royal correspondent Jennie Bond joins the show to talk about the late Princess. Here's who else will be appearing on the programme.Jennie BondThe 67-year-old journalist was Royal correspondent for the BBC for 14 years, and established a good working relationship with Princess Diana.Jennie witnessed the collapse of her marriage to Prince Charles and enjoyed a long off-the-record chat with her, where Diana confided her feelings about her failed marriage to Charles and his affair with Camilla Parker Bowles.Jennie was also on hand straight away to report on the tragic news of the Princess' death in Paris on August 31, 1997, and she will discuss her memories of that day and of Diana with hosts Matt Baker and Alex Jones.Professor Brian CoxThe 49-year-old physicist has appeared on the show on a number of occasions in the past to discuss his various projects and findings.Tonight, he will tell Matt and … [Read more...] about Who’s on The One Show tonight? Brian Cox and Rob Parker join as Jennie Bond remembers Princess Diana’s death
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 wasn't 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...Professor Brian Cox is a 49-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 them, before joining 90s band D:Ream as a keyboardist.Their biggest hit … [Read more...] about What band was Prof Brian Cox in, how old is he, who’s his wife Gia Milinovich and what TV shows has he presented?
LOTS OF people in the West stopped believing in God a long time ago.But they might think again after hearing two top British theoretical physicists suggest our entire universe may have been created by a "super-intelligent computer programmer".Professor Brian Cox, a television host and top physicist, and his collaborator Professor Jeff Forshaw of Manchester University have made the astonishing suggestion that our universe could be a simulation built by a mysterious nerdy deity.The brainboxes have just published a book called Universal: A Journey Through The Cosmos, which tells the story of everything from the Big Bang onwards.We spoke to the duo to discuss the increasingly fashionable theory that reality is a simulation - a seemingly far-fetched belief that is shared by luminaries including Elon Musk, who famously said there was a minuscule "one in billions" chance that we are NOT living in a simulation.Professor Cox, who juggles television or radio work with a job as … [Read more...] about The universe could be a simulation created by a ‘super-intelligent computer programmer’, Professor Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw suggest
THE universe is doomed to end up a barren, dark and empty void with no stars to light up the gloom.That's the prediction from Professor Brian Cox, who told The Sun Online that the universe will end its days in a grim process called "heat death".Brian and Professor Jeff Forshaw, professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Manchester, have just published a book called Universal: A Journey Through The Cosmos, which tells the story of everything from the Big Bang onwards.We asked him about the theory of "heat death", which suggests that in billions of years, all the stars in the universe will burn out or turn into black holes which will eventually eat each other up.The supermassive black holes left after this feeding frenzy will then evaporate, leaving a barren void of eternal nothingness.This theory about the grim fate of our universe hinges around the "theory of inflation", which suggests the universe will continue growing and growing rather than eventually collapsing … [Read more...] about Brian Cox says the universe will end in the eternal darkness of ‘heat death’ when all the stars burn out to leave a bleak, featureless void
STARGAZING Live is back for its seven year – and this time it’s being broadcast straight from Australia.Professor Brian Cox will continue tonight to take viewers on a stargazing journey throughout the night, explaining the scientific theory along the way.But when is the popular show on and what are viewers in store for?You can catch the third and final installment of astronomical fun on BBC2 tonight.The live broadcast airs at 8pm.It will also be available shortly after broadcast on catch-up service BBC iPlayer.The British TV programme is based on science and astronomy that has aired annually since 2011.It is typically broadcast from Jodrell Bank Observatory, but has also featured live links from facilities in Hawaii, South Africa and Norway.Stargazing Live Australia is being filmed in the Siding Spring Observatory, which is situated in New South Wales.As dawn approaches, the hosts discuss the observations they have made over the course of the evening.Brian Cox, OBE, is … [Read more...] about When is Stargazing Live Australia on BBC Two tonight, who is Professor Brian Cox and is Dara O’Briain hosting?
PROFESSOR Brian Cox has revealed whether he thinks ghosts exist – and it's not good news for those who believe in things that go bump in the night.The brainbox claimed that the world's most powerful particle accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider, has proven that it is "inconceivable" for paranormal activity to exist.Speaking during his BBC Radio 4 programme The Infinite Monkey Cage, he produced some convincing facts to make his case against ghouls.He said: "We are not here to debate the existence of ghosts because they don’t exist."If we want some sort of pattern that carries information about our living cells to persist then we must specify precisely what medium carries that pattern and how it interacts with the matter particles out of which our bodies are made."We must, in other words, invent an extension to the Standard Model of Particle Physics that has escaped detection at the Large Hadron Collider."That’s almost inconceivable at the energy scales typical … [Read more...] about Do ghosts exist? Brian Cox says the Large Hadron Collider has FINALLY solved this ancient question
CONSPIRACY theorists have long questioned whether humanity is living inside a simulated universe.Now eminent physician Professor Brian Cox has told The Sun Online that it is "very hard to see how we are not".Philosophers - and science fiction fans - have long debated whether the world is as organic as we are led to believe.Many have questioned where the "Brain in a Vat" scenario, which suggests we are plugged into a fake world, is true.It adds mystery to the question of what came before the big bang.But the bonkers theory is totally realistic according to physics, said Professor Brian Cox.All we need is big enough computers to simulate our experience to the fidelity we are enjoying right now, he suggested.Professor Cox said: "The simulation argument is that it's possible to simulate the experience that we are having in the world."That would mean simulating the human brain."If that is possible then the reason Elon Musk says that we are living in a simulation is because, given … [Read more...] about It’s ‘likely’ that we are living in a computer simulation RIGHT NOW, says Professor Brian Cox