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Brian Cox "Universal World Tour 2019" in Christchurch

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Brian Cox "Universal World Tour 2019" in Christchurch


Lateral Events is pleased to announce Prof Brian Cox’s first world tour ‘Professor Brian Cox Universal World Tour 2019’ is coming to Christchurch in June 2019.

Using state of the art graphics and imagery from ground-based telescopes and space probes, presented using ultra-high-resolution LED screen technology, Brian 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.

Visual highlights will include a journey around and into a black hole, created in partnership with Double Negative, the four-time Academy Award-winning visual effects company responsible for creating the black hole effects in the movie Interstellar.

Whether an avid science reader or a total novice, UNIVERSAL will make the latest scientific discoveries and ideas accessible, exploring the vast, possibly infinite universe from earth to the edges of the cosmos; it will also challenge the audience to think about our value as human beings and our place amongst the stars.

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.

Professor Brian Cox said “We live at a pivotal time for our civilisation. We have access to an ever-increasing library of knowledge about nature and understand a great deal about the fundamental laws that govern our Universe. Science has extended and enriched our lives beyond imagination, and yet we are living through a time of great danger, with cynicism and suspicion of scientific knowledge on the rise. I believe very strongly that astronomy and cosmology deliver a vital perspective on our place in the Universe; we are at once tiny and fragile and yet filled with potential and value, and my ambition is for UNIVERSAL to be an exploration of our knowledge and a celebration of our humanity.”

Brian is one of the preeminent physicists in the world and 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 a broadcaster, he has presented a number of highly acclaimed science programmes for the BBC, 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 most recently, Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific. His critically acclaimed BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired in 2016 and he co-hosts Stargazing Live in the UK and Australia.



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