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If you are an avid viewer of science programs, then you must have heard the name of Prof. Brian Cox at one point or another. Having appeared in many science programs for BBC radio and television, including Einstein’s Shadow, What on Earth is Wrong with Gravity?, Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe, etc., to name a few, Brian Cox is an English physicist and former musician who, at present, serves as a physics professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.
Prof. Cox spent his childhood gazing into the night sky, always dreaming of someday traveling to space himself. He is currently involved in several prestigious experiments at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, near Geneva, Switzerland. He is specifically known for his close association with the famous ATLAS experiment. Brian Cox is widely appreciated for his continuous efforts to revitalize youth’s interest in physics and his work in this regime of science education and communication. Brian has received numerous awards and honors, including the Royal Society’s 2012 Faraday Prize.
Top Brian Cox Quotes
“Science is about exploring, and the only way to uncover the secrets of the universe is to go and look.”
“Climate change: Don’t undermine the science just because you don’t like the economics”
“Science is different to all other systems of thought because you don’t need faith in it, you can check that it works.”
“The aim of particle physics is to understand what everything’s made of, and how everything sticks together. By everything I mean me and you, the Earth, the Sun, the 100 billion suns in our galaxy, and the 100 billion galaxies in the observable universe. Absolutely everything.”
“If people don’t have an understanding of what science is and what scientists do, then they can tend to think that global warming, for example, is just a matter of opinion.”
“We explore because we are curious, not because we wish to develop grand views of reality or better widgets.”
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“One might say science is the sum total of our knowledge of the universe, the great library of the known, but the practice of science happens at the border between the known and the unknown. Standing on the shoulders of giants, we peer into the darkness with eyes opened not in fear but in wonder.”
“In science, there are no universal truths, just views of the world that have yet to be shown to be false.”
“Light is the only connection we have with the Universe beyond our solar system and the only connection our ancestors had with anything beyond Earth. Follow the light, and we can journey from the confines of our planet to other worlds that orbit the Sun without ever dreaming of spacecraft. To look up is to look back in time because the ancient beams of light are messengers from the Universe’s distant past.”
“Every carbon atom in every living thing on the planet was produced in the heart of a dying star.”
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