Exciting coup for Grantham’s Gravity Fields as TV scientist Brian Cox is to make an appearance...of sorts

Brian Cox will appear via video link at the upcoming Gravity Fields festival in Grantham.

Brian Cox will appear via video link at the upcoming Gravity Fields festival in Grantham.

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Professor Brian Cox, the UK’s best known physicist, is to appear at the Gravity Fields Festival via a live video link in a last minute festival coup.

Star of blockbuster shows, TV presenter, author and frequently labelled the rock star scientist, Professor Cox OBE will feature in a special half-hour question and answer session in Grantham’s St Wulfram’s Church on the afternoon of Saturday, September 27.

The man credited with making science engaging and accessible to millions will be asked questions by Dallas Campbell, TV presenter and patron of Gravity Fields, as part of the two-day CERN Live exhibition curated by Dr Harry Cliff.

This event is not ticketed but those attending the previous free event in the same venue ‘Smashing Physics’ with Professor Jonathan Butterworth will be given priority to remain in the venue.

Interested members of the audience are invited to arrive at the St Wulfram’s Church from 3.30pm but entry into the building will not begin until 3.45pm. Adult attendees will be invited to donate £5 per person. Please enter via the North Door, Church Street entrance of St Wulfram’s Church, where the CERN Live event is taking place (wheelchair access remains via the south door).

Professor Cox’s books and TV programmes have been read and watched around the world. With his down-to-earth and likeable enthusiasm, Brian’s tag of rock star scientist harks back to his days as keyboard player for D:Ream.

As Professor of particle physics at Manchester University, he is also a key part of the ATLAS and the CERN Large Hadron Collider projects.

His TV shows include Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of the Solar System and Wonders of Life, each looking at the fundamental science behind everything from stars and planets to atoms and microbiology.