Brian Cox (physicist)

Brian Cox, OBE also known as Brian Edward Cox ( born March 3, 1968 in Oldham, Lancashire, England) is a physicist, a research associate of the Royal Society and professor at the University of Manchester. He is a member of the Particle Physics group at Manchester University and is working on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider ( LHC), CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. He is also working on the international FP420 R & D project for the development of the ATLAS and the CMS experiment. This project would like to make smaller detectors at a distance of 420 meters from the interaction points of the primary experiment.

He is known for his presentations in science programs at the BBC. He also played keyboards with the UK pop band D: Ream in the early 1990s.

Study and career in music

After attending the Hulme Grammar School in Oldham, Cox studied physics at Manchester University, where he in 1993, while studying, D: Ream joined, which had several hits in the UK charts, including the number - one hits Things Can only Get Better, which was at the British general election, 1997 election anthem of the Labour Party. Before D: Ream disbanded in 1997, Cox had received his degree in physics from the University of Manchester. Later he was awarded a PhD in high-energy physics there. His doctoral thesis is based on his work on the H1 experiment at the HERA particle accelerator at the DESY research center in Hamburg.

Science and Television

Cox has received several awards for his efforts to make science accessible to the general public. He was elected an International Fellow of the Explorers Club in 2002 and 2006 he received for his work the Lord Kelvin Award of the British Association for the Advancement of Science awarded. In 2006, he was the main speaker at the Australian Science Festival.

Cox is also known for his participation in the scientific program of the radio and television program of the BBC, including In Einstein 's Shadow, the BBC series Horizon ( Large Hadron Collider and the Big Bang, What On Earth Is Wrong With Gravity, Do You Know What Time It is?, and Can We Make a Star on Earth? ) and is currently conducting the five-part BBC series Wonders of the solar System. Cox was scientific advisor to the science fiction film Sunshine. He regularly lectures on LHC.

For his contributions to science, he was appointed Officer of the Order of the British Empire ( OBE) in 2010. In 2012 he was awarded the Michael Faraday Award of the Royal Society.

Private life

Cox is married to Gia Milinovich and the couple have a son and a stepson from a previous relationship of Milinovich.

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