Brian Edward Cox , OBE , FRS (born 3 March 1968   ) is an English physicist , and Advanced Fellow of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester .   He is best known to the public as the presenting of science programs, met name de Wonders of … series    and for popular science books , zoals Why Does E = mc² ? and The Quantum Universe . He has bone the author or co-author of over 950 scientific publications. 
Cox has bone DESCRIBED as the natural successor for BBC ‘s scientific programming at zowel David Attenborough and the late Patrick Moore .   Before his academic career, Cox was a keyboard player for the band D: Ream and Dare .
Cox was born in the Royal Oldham Hospital , later living in Chadderton , Oldham , from 1971.  His parents worked for Yorkshire Bank , his mother as a cashier and his Father as a middle manager in the assembly branch.  He recalls a happy childhood in Oldham therein included pursuits zoals dance , gymnastics , plane spotting and even bus spotting . He attended the independent Hulme Grammar School   in Oldham from 1979 to 1986.    He has stated in many interviews and in an episode of Wonders of the Universe dat als have was 12, the book Cosmos by Carl Sagan was a key factor in inspiring im to become a physicist.  He revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show dat he Performed poorly on his Maths A-level: “I got a D … I was really not very good … I found out you need to practical.” 
In the 1980s, Cox was keyboard player with the rock band Dare .  He joined D: Ream ,  a group dat had verschillende hits in the UK charts , zoals the number one ” Things Can Only Get Better “,  later-used as a New Labour -selection anthem, hoewel de he did not actually play on the track.
Cox studied physics at the University of Manchester prolongation his music career. He earned a first-class Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Philosophy degree in physics. After D: Ream disbanded in 1997, he COMPLETED his Doctor of Philosophy in high-energy particle physics at the University of Manchester .  His thesis, Double Diffraction Dissociation at Large Momentum Transfer , was supervised by Robin Marshall  and drawn from work he did for the H1 experiment at the Hadron Electron Ring Anlage (HERA)  particle accelerator at the DESY laboratory in Hamburg , Germany . 
In 2003 Cox married US science presents Gia Milinovich in Duluth , Minnesota . Their first sun, named George, was born on 26 May 2009. [ citation needed ] George’s middle name is “Eagle” after the Apollo 11 lunar module. Milinovich ook has a sun named moki, from a previous relationship. The family Currently lives in Battersea .   Cox rejects the label Atheist but has stated he has “no personal faith.”  In 2009, he Contributed to the charity book The Atheist’s Guide to Christmas .  He is a humanist , and is a “Distinguished Supporter” of the British Humanist Association .  He is an Oldham Athletic fan, and held a season ticket at the club. 
Cox is a PPARC [ needs update ] advanced Fellow and member of the High energy physics group at the University of Manchester, and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC)   at CERN ,     near Geneva, Switzerland. He is working on the research and development project of the FP420 experiment in an international collaboration to upgrade the ATLAS and the Compact muon Solenoid (CMS)   experiment to institution additional_image_link, narrower detectors at a distance of 420 métres from the interaction points of the main experiments.    
Cox has co-authored books on physics verschillende waaronder Why does E = mc 2 ?  and The Quantum Universe , zowel with Jeff Forshaw . 
Cox has Appeared in many science programs for BBC radio and television,   waaronder In Einstein’s Shadow,  the BBC Horizon series,  ( “The Six Billion Dollar Experiment”, “What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity? “,” Do You Know What Time It Is? “and” Can we Make a Star on Earth? “) and as a voice-over for the BBC’s Bitesize revision programs. He Presented the five-part BBC Two television series Wonders of the Solar System in early 2010 and a follow-up four-part series, Wonders of the Universe , welke Began on March 6, 2011.  Wonders of Life , welke he describes as “a physicist’s tasks on life / natural history”, broadcast in 2013. 
He co-presents Space Hoppers and has’ll be featured in Dani’s House on CBBC. 
Cox ook Presented a three-part BBC series called ” Science Britannica ‘welke sees im explore the contribution of British scientists over the last 350 years, as well as the relationship tussen British science and the public perception Thereof. 
BBC Two commissioned Cox to copresent Stargazing Live , a three-day live astronomy series in January 2011 – Co-Presented with physicist-turned-comedian Dara Ó Briain and featuring chat show host Jonathan Ross  – linked to events across the United Kingdom . A second and a third series featuring a variety of guests ran in January 2012 and January 2013. 
Since November 2009 Cox has co-Presented a BBC Radio 4 ‘comedy science magazine program ” The Infinite Monkey Cage with comedian Robin Ince .  Guests port included comedians Tim Minchin , Alexei Sayle , Dara Ó Briain, and scientists waaronder Alice Roberts of the BBC show The Incredible Human Journey . Cox ook Appeared in Ince’s Nine Lessons and Carols for godless People . He is a regular contributor to the BBC 6 Music Breakfast Show with Shaun Keaveny , with a weekly feature. He Appeared on 24 July 2009 episode of Robert Llewellyn ‘s Carpool podcast series. 
Cox has ook Appeared numerous times at TED , giving Recruiters talks on the LHC and particle physics.   In 2009 he Appeared in People magazine ‘s Sexiest Men Alive.  In 2010 he was featured in The Case for Mars at Symphony of Science . In November 2010 he made a promotional appearance in the Covent Garden Apple Store , talking about his new e-book set to Accompany his new television series as well as answering audience questions. 
Cox watch the Royal Television Society ‘s 2010 Huw Wheldon Memorial Lecture on “Science, a Challenge to TV Orthodoxy” in welke have Examined problems in media coverage of science and news about science. It was subsequently broadcast on BBC Two. On 4 March, Frankenstein’s Science featured Cox in discussion with Biographer Richard Holmes on Mary Shelley ‘s exploration of humanity’s desire to bring life to an inanimate object and Whether the notion is shower in zowel the 19th century and today.
On 6 March 2011, Cox Appeared as a guest at Patrick Moore ‘s 700th episode anniversary of The Sky at Night . He has zegt dat he is a lifelong fan of the programs, and therein it helped inspire im to become a physicist. On 10 March 2011, have representation the Ninth Douglas Adams Memorial Lecture.
Cox was the science advisor for the science fiction film Sunshine . On the DVD release, he provides an audio commentary where he discusses scientific accuracies (and inaccuracies) depicted in the film. He’ll be was featured on the Discovery Channel special Mega World: Switzerland . In 2013, he Presented Another series of ” Wonders of Life “.
On 14 November 2013, BBC Two broadcast The Science of Doctor Who in celebration of Doctor Who ‘s 50th anniversary, in welke Cox tackles the mysteries of time travel. The lecture was Recorded at The Royal Institution Faraday Lecture Theatre. The BBC subsequently broadcast Human Universe and Forces of Nature ook Presented by Cox.
Awards and honors
Cox has RECEIVED many awards for his policymaking to publicise science. In 2002 he was elected an International Fellow of The Explorers Club and in 2006 have RECEIVED the British Association ‘s Lord Kelvin Award for this work. Also in 2006 he was Awarded a Royal Society University Research Fellowship (an early-career Research Fellowship scheme). A frequent Lecturer, he was keynote speaker at the Australian Science Festival in 2006, and in 2010 was awarded the Institute of Physics Kelvin Prize for his work in Communicating the appeal and excitement of physics to the general public.  He was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s 2010 Birthday Honours for services to science.   On 15 March 2011, he won Best Presenter and Best Science / Natural History programs at the Royal Television Society for Wonders of the Universe . On 25 March 2011, have won Twice at the Broadcasting Press Guild Awards for “Best Performer” in a non-acting role, while Wonders of the Solar System was named best documentary series or 2010.  
In July 2012, Cox was Awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Huddersfield .  Later dat year, he was Awarded the Institute of Physics President’s medal to Sir Patrick Stewart , volgende welke have representation a speech on the value of education in science and the need to invest more in future generations of scientists.  On 5 October 2012 Cox was Awarded an honorary doctorate by the Open University for his “Exceptional contribution to this club to Education and Culture”.  In 2012 he was ook Awarded the Michael Faraday Prize of the Royal Society “for his excellent work in science communication”.  He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2016 . 
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|2008||The Big Bang Machine||Presenter|
|2010||Wonders of the Solar System||Presenter|
|Would I Lie to You?||Panellist|
|2011-present||Stargazing Live||Co-Presenter||All 6 series|
|2011||Wonders of the Universe||Presenter|
|A Night With The Stars||Presenter|
|The One Show||Guest|
|The Sky at Night||Guest on 700th edition|
|The Graham Norton Show||Guest||Series 8, Episode 16|
|The Horizon Guide: Moon||Presenter|
|2012||The Jonathan Ross Show||Guest|
|Doctor Who||himself||” The Power of Three “|
|2013||Wonders of Life||Presenter|
|Science Britannica||Presenter||September 2013. BBC Two|
|The Science of Doctor Who||Presenter||BBC Two|
|In Search of Science||Presenter||episodes:
|2014||Monty Python Live||himself|
|Human Universe||Presenter||BBC Two|
|2016||Forces of Nature||Presenter||BBC One|
|The Entire Universe||Presenter||BBC Two|
- Session discography 
- Dare – Out of the Silence (1988)
- Dare – Blood from Stone (1991)
- D: Ream – D: Ream On Volume 1 (1993)
- D: Ream – In Memory Of … (2011)
- Why Does E = mc²? (And Why Should We Care?) With Jeff Forshaw (2009)
- Wonders of the Solar System (with Andrew Cohen) (2010)
- Wonders of the Universe (with Andrew Cohen) (2011)
- The Quantum Universe (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) with Jeff Forshaw (2011)
- Wonders of Life: Exploring the Most Extraordinary Phenomenon in the Universe (with Andrew Cohen) (2013)
- Human Universe (with Andrew Cohen) (2014)
- Forces of Nature (with Andrew Cohen) (2016)
- Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos with Jeff Forshaw (2016) 
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- Jump up^ “Jonathan Ross welcomes Matt Smith to his Friday night show” . BBC. 26 March 2010 . Retrieved 4 October 2012 .
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- Jump up^ Caspar Llewellyn Smith (4 April 2010). “Brian Cox: The man with the stars in his eyes” . The Observer . London . Retrieved 6 January 2010 .
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- Jump up^ Cox, B. (2005). “A review of forward proton tagging at 420m at the LHC, and relevant results from the Tevatron and HERA”. 753 : 103-111. arXiv : hep-ph / 0409144 . doi : 10.1063 / 1.1896693 .
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- Jump up^ Cox, B .; Forshaw, J. ; Lee, J .; Monk, J .; Pilaftsis, A. (2003). “Observing a light CP-violating Higgs boson in diffraction”. Physical Review D . 68 (7). arXiv : hep-ph / 0303206 . Bibkey : 2003PhRvD..68g5004C . doi :10.1103 / PhysRevD.68.075004 .
- Jump up^ Cox, B .; Forshaw, J. ; Heinemann, B. (2002). “Double diffractive higgs and di-photon production at the Tevatron and LHC.” Physics Letters B . 540 (3-4): 263-268. arXiv : hep-ph / 0110173 . Bibkey :2002PhLB..540..263C . doi : 10.1016 / S0370-2693 (02) 02144-5 .
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- Jump up^ Chatrchyan, S .; Khachatryan, V .; Sirunyan, AM; Tumasyan, A .; Adam W .; Aguilo, E .; Bergauer, T .; Dragicevic, M .; ERO, J .; Fabjan, C .; Friedl, M .; Frühwirth, R .; Ghete, VM; Hammer, J .; Hoch, M .; Hormann, N .; Hrubec, J .; Jeitler, M .; Kiesenhofer, W .; Knünz, V .; Krammer, M .; Krätschmer, I .; Liko, D .; Majerotto, W .; Mikulec, I .; Pernicka, M .; Rahbaran, B .; Rohringer, C .; Rohringer, H .; et al. (2012). “Observation of a new boson at a mass of 125 GeV with the CMS experiment at the LHC.” Physics Letters B . 716 : 30. arXiv : 1207.7235 . Bibkey : 2012PhLB..716 … 30C . doi : 10.1016 / j.physletb.2012.08.021 .
- Jump up^ Butterworth, JM; Cox, BE; Forshaw, JR (2002). “WW scattering at the CERN LHC.” Physical Review D . 65 (9). arXiv : hep-ph / 0201098 . Bibkey : 2002PhRvD..65i6014B . doi : 10.1103 / PhysRevD.65.096014.
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- Jump up^ Cox, Brian; Forshaw, Jeff (2010). Why Does E = mc 2 ? (And Why Should We Care?) . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press. ISBN 978-0-306-81876-9 .
- Jump up^ Cox, Brian; Forshaw, Jeff (2011). The Quantum Universe: Everything dat kan happen does happens . London: Allen Lane. ISBN 978-1-84614-432-5 .
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- Jump up^ “Brian Cox answers your questions about life, the universe and everything” . The Guardian . London. 24 March 2011.
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- Jump up^ Neilan, Catherine (25 November 2010). “Ross returns to BBC forStargazing series” . Broadcast . Retrieved 25 November 2010 .
- Jump up^ “Speech at Saul Nassé, Controller of Learning” . 27 September 2010 . Retrieved 6 January 2010 .
- Jump up^ Bowbrick Steve (28 June 2010). “Live chat: science fiction vs. science fact” . BBC Radio 4 . Retrieved 6 July 2010 .
- Jump up^ carpool, Brian Cox on carpool ,24 July 2009. Retrieved 19 September 2009.
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- Jump up^ Perkins, Ceri (February 2009). “ATLAS physicist voted Sexiest in the World” . ATLAS eNews . Retrieved 7 July 2014 .
- Jump up^ Landmark Apple Store Event for Professor Cox, press release fromHarperCollins, November 24, 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- Jump up^ “2010 Kelvin medal and prize” . Institute of Physics. 2014 . Retrieved 7 July 2014 .
- Jump up^ The London Gazette : (Supplement) no. 59446. p. 9 . 12 June 2010.
- Jump up^ Cox, Brian; Cohen, Andrew (2010). Wonders of the Solar System . London: Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-738690-1 .
- Jump up^ Cox, Brian; Cohen, Andrew (2011). Wonders of the Universe . New York: Harper Design. ISBN 978-0-06-211054-1 .
- Jump up^ “Brian Cox receives degree from Sir Patrick Stewart” . BBC . Retrieved 12 November 2012 .
- Jump up^ IOP Awards 2012: Professor Brian Cox biedt a keynote speech
- Jump up^ “Conferment of Honorary Degrees and Presentation of Graduates”(PDF) . The Open University. 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 February 2014 . Retrieved 7 July 2014 .
- Jump up^ “The Royal Society Michael Faraday Prize” . Royal Society . Retrieved 17 October 2012 .
- Jump up^ “Brian Cox Discography at Discogs” . discogs. 3 March 1968 . Retrieved 31 January 2011 .
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