SAN JOSE, CA — World-renowned physicist Professor Brian Cox has announced dates for his immersive live experience, UNIVERSAL: Adventures In Space And Time, as part of his 2019 World Tour. From February through June 2019, the tour is playing to over 150,000 people throughout the U.K., Europe, the U.S., Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand and Australia. He will appear at the beautiful California Theatre in downtown San Jose on May 22. [Click here for event information]
“On the last tour, I loved talking about astronomy and cosmology in very large venues that usually only host rock bands,” stated Professor Cox. “The great advantage was the ability to use vast, state of the art screens to display images of the cosmos as we’ve never seen them before. 30 meter-wide images from the Hubble Space Telescope are certainly something to behold. On this new tour, I’m going to go a step further with the technology, to the horror of my promoter because it’ll be bloody expensive. But it’ll be bloody spectacular as well, and I hope it’ll offer people a completely new perspective on our place in the Universe.”
Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, Professor Cox makes challenging ideas accessible to all, exploring the vast, possibly infinite universe and our place within it from Earth to the edges of the cosmos. Brian will be joined by co-host of The Infinite Monkey Cage and award-winning comedian Robin Ince to oversee an audience Q&A, giving fans the chance to ask any questions they have and making every show unique.
UNIVERSAL: Adventures In Space And Time will use ultra-high resolution LED screens to present state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes. This immersive experience will take audiences to the edge of our current understanding about the origin and evolution of our Solar System and the Universe, offering a fascinating insight into the workings of nature at the most fundamental level.
Professor Cox will explore the latest missions to the planets, the nature of space and time from the Big Bang to black holes and the origin and fate of life and intelligence in the Universe. He will also address questions about the value of science, how we acquire scientific knowledge, and why we should trust it.
Brian Cox 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 an award-winning broadcaster, he has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programs internationally, 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 recognized as the foremost communicator for all things scientific.
His critically-acclaimed BBC series Forces of Nature aired on PBS in 2016 and he recently, once again, co-hosted Stargazing Live. He holds two Guinness World Record titles for a science tour for his total sell-out debut tour, which began in 2016 and saw over 150,000 attend in total, including a sell-out show at The SSE Arena, Wembley.
“Brian Cox is as famous, if not more famous, in the U.K. than Carl Sagan ever was here in America. If you’ve never heard of him, you’ve gotta know about this guy.” – Neil deGrasse Tyson
“If I had a torch I would hand it to Brian Cox.” – Sir David Attenborough
“I’m a huge fan of your work. One of the things that is so important about what you do, what Neil deGrasse Tyson does, is that you’re entertaining as well as having a genuine passion and deep knowledge of science.” – Joe Rogan
“Cox proves – and it’s a consolation to learn – that our imaginations can still be put through gigantic paces.” – The Guardian