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Science guru Brian Cox heads to Oz

May 5, 2016

Physicist Professor Brian Cox will return to Australia with a new live stage show. Lateral Events’ Professor Brian Cox –A Journey Into Deep Space in Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth this August.

Professor Cox will explore some of the unanswered questions about deep space. Are we alone in the universe? Will we ever know what happened before the Big Bang? What is the nature of the 95% of the universe we know to be missing? What was the origin of Life on Earth?

“I think we are in a golden age of discovery,” Professor Cox said. “We've detected gravitational waves from colliding black holes and seen Higgs Particles at the Large Hadron Collider. We've discovered that the universe is accelerating in its expansion for unknown reasons, and we even have credible theories that seek to answer one of the eternal questions: 'What happened before the Big Bang?”

“We know vastly more about the universe at a fundamental level than we did a decade ago, and the universe is turning out to be stranger and more fascinating than we could have imagined.”

One of the world’s foremost communicator of all things scientific, his innate ability to make highly complex matters entertaining and easy to contemplate, has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility.

Joining Prof Cox on stage will be British comedian, actor and writer Robin Ince, his co-host on The Infinite Monkey Cage.

“In this tour I will describe these recent discoveries, and discuss what they mean for our understanding of the universe, its origin and evolution,” Prof Cox added. “But I also want to discuss how we could possibly know such things.

“What does it mean to make a scientific statement? How do we know the age of the Earth, the Sun and the Universe? And how sure can we be of things that happened when our observable universe was way smaller than a single atom, 13.8 billion years ago?”

Brian Cox OBE is a British particle physicist at the University of Manchester and Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science. He has carried out research at the ATLAS experiment at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, Switzerland and the H1 experiment at DESY in Hamburg.

He is best known to the public as the presenter of a number of science programs for the BBC, boosting the popularity of astronomy, physics and exploration.

Professor Brian Cox previously toured Australia with Lateral Events in 2013 and 2014.

Season details;

Melbourne: Friday 5 August at 7.30 pm The Plenary, MCEC. $80 to $195 Booking:136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au

Brisbane: Saturday 6 August at 7.30 pm,The Great Hall, BCEC Price: $80 to $195, Bookings: 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Canberra: Tuesday 9 August at 7.30 pm. Canberra Theatre Centre Price: $80 to $195, Bookings: 02 6275 2700 or canberratheatrecentre.com.au

Sydney: Thursday 11 August at 7.30 pm, Venue: State Theatre, Price: $80 to $195. Bookings: 1300 139 588 or ticketmaster.com.au

Adelaide: Tuesday 16 August at 7.30 pm. Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre Price: $80 to $195. Bookings: 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Perth: Thursday 18 August at 7.30 pm,  Riverside, PCEC, Price: $80 to $195. Bookings: 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

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