At the same time as playing keyboard with D'Ream, Brian obtained a first class degree and a PhD. He is now Professor of Particle Physics at Manchester University and one of the leaders on the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN in Geneva. Not content with that, he has also become a hugely popular TV presenter and author around the globe.

Brian's television credits include the blockbusters Wonders of the Solar System, Wonders of the Universe and Wonders of Life. He has also fronted Space Hoppers, Stargazing, The Big Bang and numerous specials for Horizon. His book Why Does E=mc2? quickly became a bestseller.

Brian's talks inspire audiences everywhere, from TED in America to World Economic Forums in Davos and China. With staggering images, his presentations show that science breaks down barriers and can both shock and excite. He also describes the breathtaking work at CERN, where scientists are recreating conditions a billionth of a second after Big Bang "in the hope of revealing the underlying simplicity of the universe."

Brian Cox is an International Fellow of the Explorers Club and winner of the prestigious British Association Lord Kelvin Award for his work promoting science. When he isn't filming in far away places Brian writes for both tabloids and broadsheets, and co-presents Radio 4's Infinite Monkey Cage with his friend, the comedian Robin Ince.