Professor Brian Cox breaks his own Guinness World Records title in Birmingham
Prof Brian Cox isn't just a world record breaker, he's a breaker of his OWN world records after smashing the title of ‘Most tickets sold for a science show’ for his Universal: Adventures in Space and Time show he held here at Arena Birmingham in February 2019!
So, not only is he the most charismatic, engaging, interesting bloke on the planet, he's also a Guinness World Record breaker - go on, Brian! With a grand total of 11,433 tickets sold for his show at Arena Birmingham on 23rd February 2019, the Professor smashed his previous record which set here in Birmingham a few years ago!
He's also back in Brum in September - reckon you lot can help him break his record AGAIN and beat the 11,433 tickets sold for his February show? Come on Birmingham, we can do it! Bag your Professor Brian Cox tickets here.
Brian also holds a second Guinness World Records title for ‘Most tickets sold for a science tour’, with over 150,000 people attending his last tour...something we reckon he will smash this time round!
Ever the humble hero, here's what the Prof had to say on his record smashing: “The most important thing for me about this world record is it demonstrates that large numbers of people are interested astronomy and cosmology, and want to know more. Thinking about the Universe is a humbling and rewarding experience.
It forces us to face deep questions about what it means to be human and, as I argue in the shows, about our value notwithstanding our transience and physical insignificance. Thinking about such questions is not a luxury; it is necessary if we are to learn to value our planet and ourselves, as individuals and as one civilisation balanced precariously on a rock in a beautiful and hostile Universe. Thank you to everyone who has come along so far!”
SO WHAT'S A PROFESSOR BRIAN COX SHOW ALL ABOUT?
Well, here's a little flavour...
Taking audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, Universal: Adventures In Space and Time offers a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level. Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Brian Cox makes challenging ideas accessible to all, exploring the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it from earth to the edges of the cosmos. Brian is once again be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.
Using state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes, presented using ultra-high-resolution LED screen technology, Brian explores the latest missions to the planets, the nature of space and time from the Big Bang to black holes and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He addresses questions about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge and why we should trust it. Visual highlights include a journey around and into a black hole, created in partnership with Double Negative, the four-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company responsible for creating the black hole effects in the movie Interstellar.
Brian is Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science and a Fellow of the Royal Society. As a broadcaster, he has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programmes for the BBC, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics and garnering a host of accolades, including two Royal Television Society awards and a Peabody Award for Wonders Of The Solar System. He has also authored a series of best-selling books, including the widely acclaimed Human Universe and Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific. He received widespread critical acclaim for his groundbreaking BBC series, Forces of Nature, and he is co-host of Stargazing Live, which returns for a new series soon. His current BBC series, The Planets, has been met by rave critical reviews and watched by millions.
We love ya, Brian!