For one special night, you can listen to physicist Brian Cox explore the nature of the universe with his distinctive humor and style. Cox, who has worked on some of the most pressing problems in particle physics, distills the knowledge of modern science down for a wider audience. Every year, Brian Cox performs a live show on tour. He holds the Guinness World Record for most tickets sold for a science show with an audience of 11.433 people at The Arena in Birmingham, UK. You can catch one of his live speaking engagements whenever he is on tour.
Wonders of the Universe
Born in 1968, Brian Cox was inspired to pursue a career in physics by the astronomer and cosmologist Carl Sagan. However, due to his natural inclination for music, Cox became a keyboard player for the British rock band Dare between 1989 and 1992. After the band’s dissolution, he joined the rock and dance group D:Ream (which is best known for the 1994 No. 1 hit song "Things Can Only Get Better") while simultaneously pursuing a degree in particle physics at the University of Manchester. After the band broke up in 1997, Cox completed his thesis at university and then joined CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research) full time. He was involved with the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, which brought together hundreds of scientists from across Europe for the purpose of discovering massive particles such as the Higgs Boson. An award-winning science popularizer, Cox has been the host of The Big Bang Machine, the five-part miniseries The Human Universe and the radio program Infinite Monkey Cage, all with the BBC. He is the co-author of Why Does E=mc2 (And Why Do We Care?) and The Quantum Universe (And Why Anything That Can Happen, Does) with physicist Jeff Forshaw. He also holds the record for the most tickets sold for a science tour with 158,589 between 2016 and 2017. Cox is the recipient of the Royal Society’s Michael Faraday Prize, the Institute of Physics’ Kelvin Prize and became an Officer of the Order of the British Empire. He also serves as the Professor of Particles Physic at the University of Manchester.
Where can I buy Professor Brian Cox tickets?
If you are interested in attending a live performance, then you can purchase Professor Brian Cox tickets at the online marketplace StubHub.
Is Professor Brian Cox coming to a city near me?
Brian Cox goes on tour all over the world, though his most frequent stops are in Europe and North America. He is most prolific in the UK, sometimes devoting entire legs of his tour to the country. He appears in both big cities and small cities, from London to Bournemouth, from Barcelona to Reykjavik. If you live in Europe, Canada, Australia or the United States, then there’s a good chance he will eventually appear in a city around your area. Keep an eye at StubHub for future updates to the schedule.
Who is part of the tour?
For certain engagements, Cox will be joined by his Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.
What can I expect from a speaking engagement?
With his humorous and entertaining banter, Professor Brian Cox will explore the furthest regions of human understanding of time and space, including the nature of black holes, the big bang, the search for other planets and the origin of life in the universe. His talks are somewhat technical, but they are designed for anyone with an open mind to understand, whether you’re a longtime science fan. His talks are also accompanied by amazing shots of space and computer-generated images on the screen behind him.
How long is the running time?
The running time of his show can vary. However, you should expect it to last around two hours with a single intermission.
Which speakers are similar to Professor Brian Cox?
If you enjoy science talks, then you might want to check out astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, the director of the Hayden Planetarium and host of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.Back to Top