Record-Breaker Professor Brian Cox to Take Aberdeen Audience on a Journey Through Space and Time

Aberdeen audiences are in for a treat when Professor Brian Cox takes his record-breaking live tour to the city’s Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre’s (AECC’s) GE Oil & Gas Arena on Saturday 20 May, 2017.

This hugely acclaimed UK and Ireland tour was extended due to demand, achieving the title of ‘Most tickets sold for a science tour’ awarded by Guinness World Records.

The show will take audiences to the edge of their current understanding about the origin and evolution of the Universe, offering a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.

Professor Brian Cox will explore the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it, making challenging ideas accessible to everyone, from avid science readers to the total novice.

Every night is different, with the show involving the audience in a Question & Answer session hosted by The Infinite Monkey Cage co-host Robin Ince.

Professor Brian Cox said: “It’s immensely gratifying to see so many people of all ages interested in fundamental questions about the Universe and our place within it. These questions may appear esoteric and disconnected from our lives, but this is to undervalue the perspective that astronomy and cosmology can bring. The Earth is a tiny, fragile spec in the darkness, and yet incalculably valuable because of its temporary occupation by an unlikely civilization that has found a way to explore the origin of the Universe. The challenges we face in the 21st century are global, and require global solutions. We are citizens of the world, whether we like it or not, and this is obvious when we raise our gaze beyond the horizon and outwards to the stars.”

Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday, said: “Professor Brian Cox’s work over the last decade, culminating in the record-breaking success of his live tour, has served to make science more popular and accessible than ever before. His efforts are undoubtedly inspiring the next generation of scientists, thinkers, dreamers and maybe even world record holders. With so much of the Guinness World Records book dedicated to science each year, it’s a pleasure to celebrate Brian’s ongoing contribution.”

Louise Lonie, Director of Sales and Marketing at AECC, commented: “Professor Brian Cox Live is a great event to have at the venue, adding a different dimension to our spring/summer line-up; which includes Harlem Globetrotters, Iron Maiden and Olly Murs Outdoors.”



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Extra information

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, Brian 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 the recently released Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific. His latest BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired earlier this year, whilst he will star in a Christmas special for BBC One this Christmas, The Entire Universe, alongside Eric Idle, Warwick Davis and Noel Fielding.

The Guinness World Record was officially presented to Professor Brian Cox during PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith on Friday 2nd December.


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