Professor Brian Cox was born on 3 March, 1968 in Oldham and is a physicist and Advanced Fellow of Particle Physics. You’ll probably recognise him as the presenter of some of the BBC’s greatest science programmes including Horizon, Stargazing Live, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of the Universe. He explains some of the most complex scientific theories in hugely accessible ways.
Favourably compared to both Patrick Moore and David Attenborough, Brian claims his love of physics was inspired by Carl Sagan’s book about the Cosmos. An OBE, Brian lives in Battersea and identifies himself as a humanist. A keen supporter of Oldham Football Club, he was also the live keyboard player in ‘90s band D:Ream.