Brian Cox

Physicist and Host of BBC Science Programs.

Brian Cox
Brian Cox began his career in the music industry as keyboard player with rock band Dare and later with chart-toppers D:Ream. In 1995 he obtained a first class honours degree in physics from the University of Manchester and in 1998 a PhD in High Energy Particle Physics at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg. Brian is now 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.

Brian is widely recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific, having presented a number of highly acclaimed science programmes for the BBC including ‘The Universe’ (2021), ‘The Planets’ (2018), ‘Forces of Nature’ (2016), ‘Human Universe’ (2014), ‘Wonders of Life’ (2012), ‘Wonders of the Universe’ (2011) and ‘Wonders of the Solar System’ (2010). He also co-hosted popular astronomy and cosmology series ‘Stargazing Live’ with Dara O’Briain (and for ABC in Australia, with Julia Zemiro) and award-winning BBC Radio 4 series ‘Infinite Monkey Cage’ with Robin Ince, which has gone on to become one of the UK’s most popular podcasts.

His BBC Horizon documentaries include, ‘Can We Make a Star on Earth?’, ‘What Time is It?’ and ‘What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity? In December 2016, Brian put on a sparkly jacket to star in a musical Christmas special entitled ‘The Entire Universe’ alongside Eric Idle, Noel Fielding, Hannah Waddingham, Arlene Philips and Warwick Davis.

As an author, Brian has also sold over a million books worldwide including ‘Black Holes’, ‘Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos’, ‘Quantum Universe’ and ‘Why Does E=mc2?’ with co-author Professor Jeffrey Forshaw. He also wrote the series of books to accompany his popular television and radio programmes.

Brian has undertaken several sell-out live arena tours, setting several world records, including for the biggest selling science tour – a record he himself broke with his most recent worldwide tour, ‘Horizons’, which took in venues in the UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong and across Europe.

He is credited with boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics and has garnered a host of accolades for his TV work, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders of the Solar System. Brian is a Patron of the John Egging Trust and he also supports the University of Manchester ‘MaNCHESTER ACCESS PROGRAM’
We use cookies to give you the best online experience. By clicking "Accept" you are letting us know you agree to essential cookies.