Brian Cox (physicist)

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Brian Cox

Brian Cox at the Royal Society admissions day in London, July 2016
Brian Edward Cox

(1968-03-03) 3 March 1968 (age 56)
Oldham, Lancashire, England
EducationHulme Grammar School
Alma materUniversity of Manchester (BSc, MPhil, PhD)
Known for
Gia Milinovich (m. 2003)
Scientific career
FieldsParticle physics
ThesisDouble diffraction dissociation at large momentum transfer (1998)
Doctoral advisorRobin Marshall
Doctoral studentsTamsin Edwards[1]

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.[2][3] He also presented some episodes of Horizon.[4]

Early life[change | change source]

Cox was born in 1968 in Chadderton, Oldham, Lancashire.[5][6][7] His parents worked for Yorkshire Bank, his mother as a cashier and his father as a middle-manager in the same branch.[8] He was a keyboard player for pop band D:Ream in the 1990s.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. Edwards, Tamsin L. (2006). Diffractively produced Z bosons in the muon decay channel in pp collisions at √s=1.96 TeV, and the measurement of the efficiency of the DØ Run II Luminosity Monitor (PhD thesis). University of Manchester. doi:10.2172/892267. OCLC 930686728. Template:Copac.
  2. Neilan, Catherine (25 November 2010). "Ross returns to BBC for Stargazing series". Broadcast. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  3. "Wonders of the Solar System". BBC. Retrieved 4 April 2010.
  4. "Professor Brian Cox". Sue Rider Management. Archived from the original on 3 February 2018. Retrieved 6 September 2008.
  5. COX, Prof. Brian Edward. Who's Who. Vol. 2016 (online Oxford University Press ed.). A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc. {{cite book}}: |website= ignored (help) closed access (subscription required)
  6. Smith, David (14 September 2008). "Putting the fizz into physics". The Observer. London. Retrieved 14 September 2008.
  7. Human Universe – 4. A Place in Space and Time
  8. "The Times Saturday September 12th 2015 Weekend section".
  9. Naughton, Philippe; Costello, Miles (24 February 2008). "A Life in the Day: Dr Brian Cox". The Times. London. Retrieved 6 January 2011.

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