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Brian Edward Cox

(1968-03-03) 3 March 1968 (age 53)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
Education Hulme Grammar School
Alma mater University of Manchester (BSc, MPhil, PhD)
Known for
  • Why Does E=mc²?
  • The Quantum Universe
  • Wonders of Life
  • Wonders of the Universe
  • Wonders of the Solar System
  • The Planets
  • Human Universe
  • Stargazing Live
  • D:Ream
  • Dare
Gia Milinovich (m. 2003)
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  • Lord Kelvin Medal (2006)
  • Kelvin Prize (2010)
  • OBE (2010)
  • Michael Faraday Prize (2012)
  • University Research Fellow (2005–2013)
  • FRS (2016)
Scientific career
Fields Particle physics
Thesis Double diffraction dissociation at large momentum transfer (1998)
Doctoral advisor Robin Marshall
Doctoral students Tamsin Edwards

Brian Edward Cox OBE FRS (born 3 March 1968) is a British particle physicist. He is also a professor at the University of Manchester and a Royal Society University Research Fellow. He works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC). Cox presents some BBC science television programmes the most notable being Stargazing Live and Wonders of Universe. He also presented some episodes of Horizon.

Early life

Cox was born in 1968 in Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire. His parents worked for Yorkshire Bank, his mother as a cashier and his father as a middle-manager in the same branch. He used to be a keyboard player for pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.

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