The Cosmos with Professor Brian Cox & BBC Symphony Orchestra
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The live-stream will start at 8pm and will be available at barbican.org.uk/broadcast
Join one of the world’s pre-eminent physicists for a mind-bending musical voyage through space and time, set to a soundtrack inspired by the great unknowns of the Universe.
What does it mean to live small, finite lives in an infinite Universe? Prepare to confront some of the biggest questions of them all: questions of life, death, and the very meaning of our existence.
Cox draws on spectacular imagery and discoveries from 21st century cosmology to begin to provide some answers, while Dalia Stasevska conducts the BBC Symphony Orchestra in works by composers who grappled with these same questions through their music.
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Professor Brian Cox
Brian 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, Brian 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 the recently released Universal: A Guide to the Cosmos, and is recognised as the foremost communicator for all things scientific. His latest critically acclaimed BBC series, Forces of Nature, aired in 2016 whilst he recently once again co-hosted Stargazing Live. He holds two Guiness World Record titles for a science tour for his total sell-out debut tour, which began in 2016. Brian is perhaps the world’s foremost communicator of all things scientific. His innate ability to make highly complex matters enormously entertaining and easy to contemplate for the avid science bod or total novice alike has made his science television shows ground breaking in their audience reach and accessibility. The first-ever Professor Brian Cox Live tour was seen by over 150,000 people around the UK and Ireland.
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BBC Symphony Orchestra
The BBC Symphony Orchestra has played a central role at the heart of British musical life since it was founded in 1930, and is passionately committed to performing 20th-century and contemporary music.
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