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.