A journey to space, stars and black holes with Professor Brian Cox

Professor Brian Cox uses pictures from telescopes and space probes to illustrate his lecture.
Professor Brian Cox uses pictures from telescopes and space probes to illustrate his lecture. PHOTO: LATERAL EVENTS

Physicist Brian Cox's talk on the workings of the universe is funny, dense, revealing and illuminating

To go and listen to Professor Brian Cox, a particle physicist, is to never look at a night sky quite the same again. For it will seem forever vaster, more poetic and, yes, also very complicated.

On Saturday night, Prof Cox, 51, spoke at the Star Performing Arts Centre - part of his multiple-city Universal World Tour - for over two intriguing hours. Midway there was an interval which was required to put ice on an overworked brain. He is what we might call concentrated entertainment.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 10, 2019, with the headline 'A journey to space, stars and black holes'. Print Edition | Subscribe