Prof Brian Edward Cox is an English physicist famous for presenting the BBC’s Wonders of the Solar System and Forces of Nature. He is also a musician and played keyboards for the band D:Ream, 30 years ago. His new worldwide tour, after a week-long residency at London’s Royal Opera House at the beginning of August, runs now nationwide until October.
Horizons – A 21st Century Space Odyssey takes audiences on a cinematic journey; a story of how we came to be and what we can become. Using a huge state-of-the-art LED screen, he fills the O2 with images (some of them just received a few days ago) of far-away galaxies, alien worlds, supermassive black holes and a time before the Big Bang. The questions Brian Cox explores are: what is the nature of space and time? Why does the Universe exist? How did life begin, how rare might it be and what is the significance of life in the Cosmos? What are black holes and Einstein's theory of general relativity? What does it mean to live a small, finite life in a vast, eternal Universe?
Professor Cox is joined by award-winning comedian Robin Ince, who was the co-host of “The Infinite Monkey Cage,” and together they create very funny moments.
Horizons – A 21st Century Space Odyssey is an engaging, entertaining and scientifically accurate show that everyone should see. Brian Cox is comfortable on the stage and is able to speak not just to the mind, but also to the heart. Many of the things he talks about are quite complex, but he is somehow able to make them accessible to the 13,000 people of all ages and backgrounds gathered to learn a bit more about the universe we live in.
The result is an inspiring, thought-provoking and spectacular night.
Perhaps cosmology and sciences should not only be something taught only at school.