Latest Brian Cox Stories

2011-12-15 16:23:41

The combination of physics and music might usually prompt images of Brian Cox playing keyboards for D:Ream, but a new trio, consisting of a professor of physics, an internationally renowned composer and an award-winning violinist, are bringing particle physics to life through a series of classical compositions. An insight into their work, aptly named "Particle Partitas", is revealed in an exclusive video report on physicsworld.com [http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/multimedia/47845],...

Higgs Boson Sighting Announcement A Day Away
2011-12-12 13:19:37

Scientists at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) are expected to present preliminary evidence of finding the elusive Higgs boson particle. The Higgs, or "God particle", has never been observed by experiments before and is a fundamental particle. It is one of the basic building blocks of the Universe and is also the last missing piece in the leading theory of particle physics.  The Higgs explains why other particles have mass. Scientists at the Large Hadron...

2011-07-27 11:25:00

Lee Rannals For RedOrbit.com Professor Brian Cox will be shedding more light on the mystery of the Universe in the new season of "Wonders of the Universe" on Science Channel starting this Wednesday (July 27). Professor Cox, a former keyboard player in the U.K. pop band D:Ream and a noted physicist working at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), catapults his vast interest in physics and astronomy by explaining to viewers the story of the Universe in this new series....

2011-07-06 13:30:00

SILVER SPRING, Md., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --There is no more all-encompassing source of mystery than the universe. Since the dawn of humanity, its vastness has elicited endless wonder and questions that have consumed mankind's intellect and imagination. This summer, SCIENCE welcomes back Professor Brian Cox, the physicist whom the Los Angeles Times affectionately calls "the nerd who is cooler than you," for the four-part series WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE. Expanding on the promise of...

2011-02-25 14:07:00

LONDON, February 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of Europe's leading champions of science, Professor Brian Cox OBE (http://www.gastech.co.uk/conf-day-1-morning/inspirational-speaker/), will deliver an inspirational keynote address on Monday 21st March at a major international gas conference (http://www.gastech.co.uk/) where he will discuss the crucial role science has to play in solving our global energy challenges. As the worldwide need for cleaner, more efficient energy continues to grow -...

2010-04-28 14:13:00

DALLAS, April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- HDNet Movies presents a special Sneak Preview of the movie THE GOOD HEART, starring Brian Cox and Paul Dano TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 28 at 8:00 p.m. ET. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080313/LATH533LOGO) Laura Kern of Film Comment says of THE GOOD HEART, "What characters! An eccentric buddy-film gone right. Brian Cox is perfectly cast and the sharpness of the script steers the action clear of cliche," while Pete Hammond of Box Office...

2008-09-08 17:00:00

Scientists are looking to this week's historic "Big Bang" experiment in hopes that it will reveal surprises about the universe and its origins"”but reject suggestions it will bring the end of the world. The discoveries to emerge from the 6.4 billion euro ($9.2 billion) project could spark major advances for human society, Robert Aymar, the French physicist who heads the CERN research centre, predicted. British physicist Brian Cox said:  "If some of what we expect to find does not...

2008-09-05 12:00:35

The parliament of New Zealand has passed the Biofuel Bill in a bid to reduce the country's dependence on imported oil and also reduce the cost of transportation fuels, according to PetrolWorld. The bill includes controls to guarantee that New Zealand-origin biofuels emit less greenhouse gases than fossil fuels, and do not compete for food resources. According to PetrolWorld, Brian Cox, executive officer of the Bioenergy Association of New Zealand, said: "This is the first step to ensuring...

2008-08-25 06:00:44

BOURNE Identity star Brian Cox popped in to support Tilda Swinton's alternative film festival at the weekend. The Dundee-born actor went along to the former Ballerina Ballroom in Nairn, before Singing In The Rain was shown. Cox said: "For too long, cinema has been in the hands of the wrong people. It's time to give it back to the people." (c) 2008 Daily Record; Glasgow (UK). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-08-23 09:00:34

By Tim Cornwell SHOOT on Sight, the first British feature film to tackle the July 7 2005 Tube bombings in London and their tragic aftermath, opened yesterday. The film was made on an extremely modest budget of GBP 4 million and its cast comprises a formidable international mix. Naseeruddin Shah, the Bollywood actor best known here for Monsoon Wedding, plays the film's central character, Tariq Ali, a Muslim policeman rolled out as Scotland Yard's very convenient spokesman after the...

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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'