Scientist superstar Brian Cox to star in one-night event at HMT

Scientist superstar Brian Cox to star in one-night event at HMT

The country’s only rockstar physicist, Professor Brian Cox OBE is set to embark on a UK tour next year which will take him within the orbit of His Majesty’s Theatre in September.

Entitled Professor Brian Cox Live, the Wednesday, September 21 stellar appearance will be hosted by special guest comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince, who is possibly best known for co-presenting, with Brian, the BBC radio show The Infinite Monkey Cage.

And tickets for the one-night only event go on sale to APA Friends at 9am tomorrow (Friday) and to the general public at 9am on Monday (November 30) online at, by phone at 01224 641122 and at Aberdeen Box Office at the Music Hall and His Majesty’s Theatre.

Always captivating and forever pushing the boundaries, Professor Brian Cox takes science to a new dimension in his new stage show, which will take the form of a science lecture, similar to the style of his tv shows, plus an interview with Robin Ince that will be about his life, giving people the chance to get up close and personal with the man himself at His Majesty’s Theatre.

“This is a great coup for Aberdeen Performing Arts,” said APA press manager Joyce Summers. “There isn’t a bigger name in popular science, making the complex and profound accessible in general terms.

“We know the evening will be a huge success and can only advise people to move at light-speed to get tickets to this one-off cosmic night at HMT!

“Brian Cox is perhaps the world’s foremost communicator of all things scientific - his innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate has made his science television shows ground breaking.”

A particle physicist, a Royal Society research fellow, and a professor at Manchester University, Brian Cox is a member of the High Energy Physics group at the university and works on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN near Geneva, in Switzerland.

He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programmes for the BBC, especially the Wonders of... series – the first being The Wonders of the Solar System in 2010 - and for popular science books, such as Why Does E=mc2? and The Quantum Universe, boosting the popularity of subjects such as astronomy and physics.

He last appeared in Aberdeen with Uncaged Monkeys, at the Music Hall back in May 2011, along with Robin Ince.

Posted on Wednesday 25 November

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