There have been many times over the years when I’ve been extremely proud of my lovely husband. His appearance on Newsnight the other night is right at the bloody top of the list. Delight with me in the massive smackdown he gives to Sir David King who, believe it or not, is the President of [...]
Anyone following the CERN switch-on in the media may have seen the article in the Telegraph this week about how some physicists have been getting death threats. Brian was quoted as saying, “Anyone who thinks the LHC will destroy the world is a twat.” As of this writing, teh interwebs is alight with conversations about [...]
The director of Horizon, Paul Olding, has put up more behind-the-scenes clips from the new one on Time. Why should we want to understand Time? How the minus sign protects the past from the future. On Life in the Universe. Loads more here.
Some more videos from behind-the-scenes on Brian’s new Horizon on Time are up on YouTube. The documentary explores the idea of Time – what we think it is, what it isn’t and asks ‘does it exist at all?’ He talks to all kinds of people from the Director of the US Naval Observatory which keeps [...]
On the 23rd of August at UCLA Royce Hall, Brian is taking part in the orchestral symphony by Mike Einziger: “Simply stated, end vacuum is a jagged collection of orchestral music Michael Einziger has been writing for the past year. A horrendously turbulent, and at times serene, aural interpretation of complex patterns and geometric shapes [...]
TX: December 2, BBC2, 9pm *UPDATE* 16/11/08 The teaser is out. NOTE: UPDATES TO THE POST ARE BELOW Brian is off filming a new Horizon at the moment. His last one about Gravity was rather popular (thanks for watching, everyone!) and was very well received indeed. They asked him if he’d do another one. This [...]
OK, well, not quite. Firstly, because I am a foreign national in the UK and can’t vote. Secondly, because I’m a Democrat (American, like), I still equate ‘rightwing’ with ‘neocon’ and it makes me fume and get all angry and want to argue with Bush-loving Fundamentalist Christian Military Housewives. Saying that… Brian and I just [...]
**UPDATE** 02.12.08 More on Professor Brian Cox here. Yep, Brian has been promoted to Professor. Weeeeee! We found out a few weeks ago, but couldn’t say anything until it had been announced at the University of Manchester. I’ve just re-designed his website, so make sure that if you link to it you use the words [...]
Here are some more photos from our trip.
Well, Brian did his talk. It was very well received. I was so happy for and proud of him. Here are a few photos from the past few days.
There’s an article about Brian in today’s Sunday Times. We read it about an hour ago when we woke up here in San Francisco, I said, “It makes it sound like all you do is eat, drink wine and talk about physics.” There was a pause where he just looked at me and I realised [...]
Paul Olding, the director of ‘What On Earth Is Wrong With Gravity?’, has put up some unused clips from the programme. Dr. Brian Cox explains the Holographic Principle in a very nice vineyard in California. Brian and Leonard Susskind on String Theory Brian talks with Leonard Susskind about Extra Dimensions.
For those of you in the UK who missed Brian’s ‘Horizon’ – ‘What On Earth Is Wrong With Gravity?’ – it’s available to view on the BBC’s iPlayer.
**UPDATE** More on Brian’s Horizon ‘Do You Know What Time It Is?’ here. Brian was on BBC Breakfast this morning to talk about his Horizon (tonight BBC2 9pm) ‘What On Earth Is Wrong With Gravity?“. Click the image to watch the video. Watch Video It’s been getting lots of good reviews. The only criticisms are [...]
Finally, the BBC agreed to allow more clips to be released online. Which is nice of them. Considering that Brian’s programme *isn’t* going to get any advertising or marketing at all from the BBC. They choose about three Horizons in a year to publicise… hmmmm… Anyway, these are pretty funny. One thing to know about [...]
Brian appeared on NorthWest Tonight, er, tonight with a report on the physics funding crisis in the UK. Click to watch