It takes a special mind to be able to grasp and contribute to complex scientific concepts. But it takes an even more unique one to be able to make those concepts comprehensible and interesting to the rest of us.
Brian Cox has precisely that kind of mind.
A professor of particle physics, the British scientist has anchored several enormously popular television documentaries including Wonders of The Universe, earned a world record for the most tickets sold for a science tour (75,193) and is often credited with “making science sexy”.
It’s a badge he told Mamamia he’s happy to wear.
“If you look at the alternative to that, it’s to make science not sexy,” he laughed. “So if I were to ask myself, ‘Which one do you want to do?’, I’d rather make it sexy.”