Based at the University of Manchester, Brian Cox works at CERN in Geneva on the ATLAS experiment, studying the forward proton detectors for the Large Hadron Collider there. He's a professor at the University of Manchester, working in the High Energy Physics group, and is a research fellow of the Royal Society. He's also become a vital voice in the UK media for explaining physics to the public. With his rock star hair and accessible charm, he's the go-to physicist for explaining heady concepts on British TV and radio. He was the science advisor for the 2007 film Sunshine. He answers science questions every Friday on BBC6 radio's Breakfast Show.
He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programs for the BBC. He also had some fame in the 1990s as the keyboard player for the pop band D:Ream. His BBC TV show “Wonders of the Universe” is now being seen on the Science Channel.