Brian Cox Lecture - GCSE Science brought down to Earth

Mark Cooper
Mark Cooper

Such a fantastic speaker. He brings an implausibly complex subject to the masses through the art of storytelling. Superb.

Vor year
Kevin Casson
Kevin Casson

He"s just ok! However, he's nit in same league as the American physists, especially Brian Green, and Neil De Grass Tyson!

Vor year
Kelvin Kung
Kelvin Kung

He is really good at laying difficult and complex theories/ concepts/ facts in simple and down-to-earth language. Hopefully I can meet him when I come to Manchester to study the coming year!

Vor 9 years
R
R

you've probably finished your studies by now, did you end up meeting him? I might be studying there this year too!

Vor year
DoYouFeelLucky
DoYouFeelLucky

This was an excellent lecture. Young people now need more than ever to have more of this kind of presentation in education, from an early age to different degrees of complexity. How to learn and why they should learn, and how infinitely awe-inspiring the Cosmos really is. Come to think of it, Carl Sagan's brilliant old Cosmos tv show should be standard school viewing for all! :)

Vor 10 years
Daniel Haslam
Daniel Haslam

I’ve finished A-level Physics and will begin my MPhys in September, but I thought I’d put this on to hear Brian talk - whether it’s tailored towards GCSE kids or 4th year quantum physics students I find his explanations riveting. 40:58 to 41:14 in particular really does make me smile when you realise this lecture was a year before CERN first witnessed the Higgs boson.

Vor year
jensmaison
jensmaison

Can't get enough of this guy, totally absorbing. Thanks for posting.

Vor 10 years
novhack
novhack

It's amazing that he talks about Higgs particle and says that they use it in equations even though it might not even exist but just a year later they confirmed it's existence! Made me very happy.

Vor year
Gerard Ryan
Gerard Ryan

@Andrew Calvert 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

Vor 10 Monate
Brian James
Brian James

@Andrew Calvert Holy shit. Maybe the craziest, flattest comment I've read in the last 30 seconds. Can't wait to move over the horizon to the next one.

Vor 10 Monate
paul wilson
paul wilson

. ... or just look a the earths shadow on the moon ...lol . Although I do believe most or all theories held today will be disproven 100 years from now ... .

Vor year
Albert Leon
Albert Leon

Me too! It makes me so happy that we continue exploring and trying to understand the universe we come from.

Vor year
Marcus Thorn-Rose-Moss
Marcus Thorn-Rose-Moss

@Andrew Calvert You can literally go on a road trip with a stick and a ruler and confirm the curvature and size of the Earth.

Vor year
Jeppe Frolund
Jeppe Frolund

At 41:00 Dr. Cox talks about a particle that is theorized to exist in the Higgs field, and in the spirit of Feynman they'd have to go and look for it, in order for their theory to hold. As we now know, about a year later, Cox and all the amazing scientists at CERN discovered just that - the Higgs particle, effectively proving that the science was solid all along.

Vor year
Blitzkrieg14
Blitzkrieg14

ARGH!!!! Those lucky bastards! XD Seriously though this guy is incredible, I find myself fighting tiredness when I listen to other guys, but Brian is so easy to understand and has gotten myself interested in Physics and Cosmology again. There's like a 25% rise in students taking A-Level Maths and Physics, that can only be good for the future. A true inspiration for us all, not just this generation. He's made science easy for all of us to understand; he honestly deserves more than an OBE.

Vor 10 years
Louise john-stubbs
Louise john-stubbs

He is so fantastic, you can see he honestly adores science, as do i, he simplifies everything so well , even the hardest things to understand....brilliant!!!!

Vor year
Bennko Smith
Bennko Smith

The idea that someone could work out that time slows down relative to speed by just sitting there and thinking about 2 mirrors and light bouncing between them is really mind bending stuff. I get the sense that Brian himself is in awe of Einsteins genius.

Vor 9 years
Harry "Nic" Nicholas
Harry "Nic" Nicholas

@Half Tater space and time do bend in 3 dimensions, it's just a very difficult thing to make into a picture, it's a 3 dimensional grid that distorts, i forget the name of the channel but they do excellent graphics of science projects, like feynman diagrams and bending space/time but it's not AT ALL the rubber sheet that you usually see, it is 3 dimensional.

Vor year
Harry "Nic" Nicholas
Harry "Nic" Nicholas

@Half Tater you have to imagine it's a single photon. the experiment only works in the brain, you can't reproduce it. it proves the point, that's all.

Vor year
Franky Giuffrida
Franky Giuffrida

DJ TBOne You are completely correct. The models and diagrams that you see involving a 2d representation of gravity is just for the sake of explanation for the masses. It’s very easy to understand and relate to. Essentially what is happening in the 2d model is what’s happening in 3D space.

Vor 2 years
Half Tater
Half Tater

I have the same problem with the diagram of gravity. If mass bends space, it would do that in 3 dimensions, not 2. Therefore you can't diagram gravity by warping space in a 2 dimensional plane.

Vor 2 years
Half Tater
Half Tater

I've always had a problem with that diagram. As soon as the mirrors move, the light bounces away and you can no longer measure it between the mirrors. You know if you shine a light at a mirror and you change the angle of the mirror, the light goes off in a new direction and not back to it's source. Light will not follow the mirrors as they travel.

Vor 2 years
Dekker90210
Dekker90210

there's no better inspiration in the universe to young aspiring physicists than Prof Brian Cox.One of my all time heros.Had i been watching this at a young age, i'd certainly be pursuing a career in the fascinating field of science.

Vor 10 years
z4k
z4k

The Richard Feynman clip (15:50) is a favourite. The enthusiasm of his simple and matter-of-fact way of presenting the facts brings tears to my eyes.

Vor 10 years
Josh S
Josh S

This was a brilliant lecture and really had my interest throughout. Brian Cox is a brilliant Professor and I am sure he is helping influence the next generation of Physicists.

Vor year
Chris Wood
Chris Wood

Big thumbs up for Brian Cox. He's engaging, super bright and charismatic. I hope his enthusiasm for science rubs off on lots of young people.

Vor 4 years
Hollowman87100
Hollowman87100

Very interesting although i have read this in books and i have watched his shows, a really good DVD is "So you think you know reality" It features Brian, its about quantum physics and includes all the stuff from "What the bleep do we know" and more, its almost 3 hours long, great for quantum beginners and if you have a thirst for understanding you will love it. It seems very hard to come by though.

Vor 10 years
leen kawas
leen kawas

You and Jim Khalili are such an inspiration. My life would've been so different had I had teachers like you in high school. I hated maths and found physics so obtuse. In a few lectures, you made me fall in love with both.

Vor year
Rebekka Denton
Rebekka Denton

Loved Brian Cox for so many years. I've now taken on an astronomy course....the maths side I'm struggling with but the physics I'm enjoying. I'll get there with his wonderful influence. He's my ♥️

Vor year
Fassol Hermani
Fassol Hermani

Where did you find the course? Is it online?

Vor 11 Monate
omnisc253
omnisc253

I started watching this at midnight but couldn't bring myself to stop watching until the very end, I suppose that's when you know you've been successful in communicating how interesting physics and science actually are.

Vor 10 years
thagrintch
thagrintch

Brian Cox is the Sagan of our time. Such an eloquent and well-spoken man who helps others understand the Universe in a fun and lay way.

Vor 3 years
Schizopantheist
Schizopantheist

This is a really great lecture. This is EXACTLY what i'd want to tell children to get them interested in science!

Vor 11 years
stephenboing
stephenboing

The process of drawing conclusions through experiment is simply wonderful, thank you Mr Feynman.

Vor 11 years
Qaees Khan
Qaees Khan

Wish I had him for my science lessons, maybe I would've paid attention more 🤣

Vor year
James Wordsworth
James Wordsworth

A brilliant lecture and a wonderful testament from Brian to the importance of scientific research. Long live this kind of research! Allow the accidents of science to enrich our world - Penicillin, MRI, the internet ★

Vor 11 years
stephenboing
stephenboing

Professor Cox brings the wonderful complexity of the sciences into the home of the lamen, he explains in a way that can be quantified and understood, and if it inspires you to pick up a book and begin reading and drawing conclusions for yourself, you'll be all the better for it. May our curiosity of all things never diminish.

Vor 11 years
Lingerminator
Lingerminator

Amazing! How Brian Cox handles his response to the random question at the end was truly outstanding. What an opportunity the next generation have with stepping stones like this.

Vor 11 years
rbird1985
rbird1985

wonderful, I enjoyed every second. Thanks for putting this up!

Vor 11 years
papelhojas
papelhojas

i loved this lecture, i wonder if there is one where he spends more time on the problem of gravity, but i imagine he would have needed another hour at least.

Vor 11 years
Makethemostofit
Makethemostofit

absolutely epic everything about this guy and this lecture! amazingly interesting!

Vor 10 years
paprotkaism
paprotkaism

Unbelievable! I'm absolutely thrilled by the ease with witch he's talking! Everything seems so simple! I wish I had a chance to talk with Brian Cox someday....

Vor 10 years
Jay Cray
Jay Cray

Mind was blown when he explained how einstein's time dilation equation is used for gps navigation. Also, he did an amazing job putting the genius of Einstein into perspective.

Vor 3 years
Antisocial Atheist
Antisocial Atheist

I finally made it to my first physics lecture yesterday in Minneapolis. Brian Cox is much better in real life to listen to although I still enjoy listening to his older lectures. I'll return to every lecture he has within 200 miles for the rest of my life

Vor 8 Monate
yengamaurice
yengamaurice

What a very good lecture !! :)

Vor 11 years
M W
M W

Wonderful! I have so much respect for Professor Brian Cox.

Vor 3 Monate
JRock80
JRock80

I had a great GCSE science teacher called Miss Adams, circa 1996. She taught at Beauchamp College, Oadby, Leicester. She was a great teacher and I’m sure she still is.

Vor 2 years
John Petersen
John Petersen

Really great lecture by Brian. In fact all of them are. What I just learned from this one is, if I just keep moving , well I guess relative to you, I'll live longer! Gotta go cause it's not easy typing this when you're jogging :-)

Vor 3 years
hitchadmirer
hitchadmirer

Fluent, lucid, inspirational, entertaining....a joy. Thank you.

Vor 11 years
oc2phish07
oc2phish07

Prof: Brian Cox was fascinating in this video and recently, in 2019, I watched him 'LIVE' at the Wembley Arena in London and he was even more fascinating. I never get tired of listening to him.

Vor 3 years
Wes Wayne
Wes Wayne

This man presents information so eloquently. I really liked how at the end, he didn't argue with religion but said I think it's perfectly legitimate to think there's some structure in place that allows all of this wonderful stuff to happen. Personally, I believe that there probably was a really Big Bang when God began the universe.

Vor 2 years
Pepe VERGARA
Pepe VERGARA

It is incredible how easy this man explains such complicated mater. He does all this with a permanente smile on his face, using simple words and a humble approach. Unlike the man who introduced him, he is very humble, and just a wonderful human being.

Vor year
Collin Courtois
Collin Courtois

What an amazing lecturer!

Vor 3 years
Azurl
Azurl

Simply extraordinary, I wish he'd hold a guest lecture in sweden some day, I would be at that lecure!

Vor 10 years
drunkalfuzzyness
drunkalfuzzyness

Indeed what a legend and smart man!

Vor 3 years
Konrad U
Konrad U

Amazing lecture. Thank you Mr Cox. I do love listening you.

Vor year
Melrose
Melrose

Excellent one of the great minds of our century

Vor 10 years
Trevor Austin
Trevor Austin

How amazing. After a lecture like this you end up knowing more and knowing less.

Vor 3 years
Oscar Jr. Cobarrubias
Oscar Jr. Cobarrubias

Very beautiful lecture. I feel smart after watching. Thank you, Professor Cox.

Vor 2 years
thebeardedjohn
thebeardedjohn

Hola amigo

Vor 5 Monate
Vikki Page
Vikki Page

He's so poetic and passionate about his field, you can't help but be drawn in. I would LOVE to have a Professor like him.

Vor 9 years
awesome topics
awesome topics

Very well done..loved the speech..very informative and I love the detective work about our ancestors in New mexico..really enjoyed it

Vor 2 years
Steve Davis
Steve Davis

"I think that anyone who says there is a conflict is really misunderstanding both" ...an awesome and intelligent statement

Vor year
GhibliFan1
GhibliFan1

Oh many great things happened within a hundred meters or a little more of that building. The word's first stored program computer, John Dalton giving birth to atomic theory, Emmeline Pankhurst starting the push for women's rights and the vote.... many many things. We're extremely proud of this little city of Manchester. :)

Vor 10 years
Allan Watson
Allan Watson

I watched Carl Sagan's "Cosmos" series when it first came on TV in the UK and I totally agree with Brian's description!

Vor 3 years
Siobhan Beatrice
Siobhan Beatrice

Thank you. It was wonderful. Brian Cox is a wonderful physicist.

Vor 3 years
Nathan
Nathan

Brian Cox is amazing!

Vor 11 years
خالد حماد نقص وزنك وغير فكرك
خالد حماد نقص وزنك وغير فكرك

Amazing to hear this lecture now after the discovery of Higgs particles. Thank you for the lecture

Vor 2 years
Aurora B
Aurora B

Brian is always so happy and enthusiastic

Vor 10 years
Cassandra Reid
Cassandra Reid

I find Professor Cox to be an important figure for mainstreaming science back into civilization. Magnificent!

Vor 10 years
Kate Hobbs
Kate Hobbs

Actually he is 52 . Could pass for 30. The existence of Brian Cox, and others like him if there are any, justifies the existence of humanity. 🇦🇺

Vor 2 years
Lei Yang
Lei Yang

Pretty cool how the higgs field is confirmed now. I love science!

Vor 10 years
Pepe VERGARA
Pepe VERGARA

I love the on-minute definition of the scientific method.

Vor year
CSHummer
CSHummer

Great lecture. It's true if my teachers in school were as great at lecturing as him I may have become a scientist myself.

Vor 10 years
mistergrau
mistergrau

Professor Cox is one of the most eloquent popularizers of science! Bravo!

Vor 10 years
Sam
Sam

Wonderful lecture... Thank you...

Vor 11 years
Javier Tamargo
Javier Tamargo

I seriously just love this guy. What an amazing communicator. His enthusiasm is contagious. I love how he always talks with a smile!

Vor 3 years
Huey Tlatoani
Huey Tlatoani

@Javier Tamargo: Because he loves what he does.

Vor 2 years
Rodney Kain
Rodney Kain

@Jospin van raat !

Vor 2 years
Jospin van raat
Jospin van raat

And a Mancunian

Vor 2 years
Linkydj
Linkydj

great conference, thanks for broadcasting it.

Vor 11 years
Micah Hearns
Micah Hearns

Extremely well done.

Vor year
mohammed Hadj said
mohammed Hadj said

Beautifully explained

Vor 2 years
Tak Chu
Tak Chu

Brian Cox is such an amazing speaker! He sounds so passionate and humble (=

Vor 11 years
mz. -
mz. -

Great lecture!

Vor 10 years
Matthew Keating
Matthew Keating

watching videos of this guy in a way helped me get better grades at a-level science ;') thanks brian

Vor 10 years
sumotherdude
sumotherdude

amazing... thank you for posting!!

Vor 10 years
Rain Bernal
Rain Bernal

I love how exactly when the man at the beginning says, "No flash photography," a flash goes off.

Vor 10 years
Nick Allen
Nick Allen

,@yellowrose937

Vor 11 Monate
HK boi
HK boi

Lmao

Vor year
The Accented Guy
The Accented Guy

I saw that too yeah. Lol

Vor year
Dylan Richards
Dylan Richards

@Blade Runner6997 I think they were taking their own photos for use on the university's website, and for the schools where the students in attendance were from.

Vor year
Dogapart
Dogapart

😂😂😂😂😂😂Exactly i noticed that too.

Vor year
UUUH YEAH
UUUH YEAH

I got a A in physics because of Brian Cox

Vor 10 years
kim bye
kim bye

Dr. Cox is such a great communicator of science, we need more people like him.

Vor 3 years
The-Disabled-Gamer
The-Disabled-Gamer

I love Professor Brian Cox, the way he talks and explains things, has a way of really drawing you in and holding your attention.

Vor 2 years
helminenjuha
helminenjuha

Thank you, amazing, enlightening!

Vor 8 years
pinkpimpess
pinkpimpess

brilliant lecture :D great to see our bri inspiring our young people :D thanks bri you're awesome!!!

Vor 10 years
Harry "Nic" Nicholas
Harry "Nic" Nicholas

actually amazing to think how far we've come in such a short space of time (!) that we have private companies mass producing spaceships intended to shuttle to mars.

Vor year
UUUH YEAH
UUUH YEAH

This motivated me extremely to study physics.

Vor 10 years
Cloud
Cloud

Hows that gone for the past 8 years?

Vor year
Per Cronberg Löfmarck
Per Cronberg Löfmarck

my favourite go-to lecture when my mind is close to overload.

Vor 11 Monate
Mark Bicknell
Mark Bicknell

Question : if you're excelerating particles to 99.999% speed of light how can other natural particles be hitting each other with forces a million times greater?

Vor 2 years
vashon100
vashon100

*Accelerating

Vor 9 Monate
Soubhik Mukherjee
Soubhik Mukherjee

Cox is a good-natured man.

Vor year
FURYUNLEASHED
FURYUNLEASHED

The analogies that Brian Cox presents are definitely one of the easiest ones to grasp. I've been interested in astrophysics and astronomy for 8 years now, and there are concepts which are so hard to grasp.. Like the expanding universe. The raisins in the bread analogy just made it really CLICK for me, and suddenly my mind could grasp and visualize what actually happening RIGHT NOW. When he said that I literally laughed until I cried, because something clicked in my head and I knew I finally really understood it for the first time.. I'll go out on a limb and say Brian Cox is an equal caliber of educator and science-presenter as Richard Feynman was.

Vor year
TheVanishedMan1
TheVanishedMan1

If we're moving away from everything at 42 miles/second/3 million light years, does that mean that our obit around the sun is also getting gradually larger? Admittedly, if my math is right, it's only by trillionths of a mile per second, but surely this affects something over a long enough period of time.

Vor 10 years
ashish19
ashish19

Lecture starts at 8:45

Vor 4 years
Bruce Zar
Bruce Zar

THANK YOU

Vor year
Scott M
Scott M

You are going to miss the safety briefing though! 🤣

Vor 2 years
J30-06K
J30-06K

Thank you so much.

Vor 2 years
Bacon and Cabbage
Bacon and Cabbage

Thanks 😉👍

Vor 2 years
Turquoise Heart
Turquoise Heart

Thank you

Vor 2 years
Knarfx
Knarfx

40:00 Watching this video 10 years later and seeing Prof B. Cox calling a prediction of a particle that may not even exist because a mathematical equation and then realize that this particle was the higgs boson and this video is from 2012 and the higgs was discovered on 2015 is just 🤯. When he was giving this lecture the higgs boson wasn’t discovered yet and he said the math predicted it, 3 years later BOOM 💥 the particle is here, science is awesome indeed 🔥🔥🔥

Vor 8 Monate
fishy
fishy

fantastic presentation

Vor 9 years
/\/\EISTA
/\/\EISTA

I wish I could've had a lecture like this when I was thinking about going to Univeristy....

Vor 11 years
Pretty Nihilistic for an Anti-Nihilist
Pretty Nihilistic for an Anti-Nihilist

Something I've noticed in all of the Brian Cox lectures I've watched is that he is always smiling. I don't think that he is faking any of his enthusiasm; he really enjoys physics.

Vor year
Travis McCrea
Travis McCrea

:) I love how Brian Cox is a funny guy, yet the jokes just kinda die on the younger children.

Vor 10 years
Wayne Hawkins
Wayne Hawkins

Mr B Cox has had an influence on my life with out me even realising it. He can connect with people in a way that only a very select people are allowed to.

Vor 2 years
UUUH YEAH
UUUH YEAH

This motivated me extremely to study physics.

Vor 10 years
DotaLife
DotaLife

1:14:00 really good point. love this guy

Vor 9 years
Gary Church
Gary Church

Wow oh what a brilliant lecture. He has so much enthusiasm and passion

Vor 5 Monate
Aarron Lane
Aarron Lane

Simply brilliant. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Vor 3 years
psycronizer
psycronizer

28:02 wow...I finally learnt something new...that blows me away..about those people and that neat bit of detective work...fascinating....

Vor 3 years
Nik K.
Nik K.

In a 2.5 minute long snippet starting at 1:12:50 Brian says exactly what I thought, but I couldn’t say it this well: “I personally don’t see an enormous conflict between science and religion. I think that anyone who says there is a conflict is misunderstanding both.” Amen to that! 😂

Vor 2 years
Google Play Store Ph
Google Play Store Ph

@B14KSY You're that stupid person who's not understanding both. Lol

Vor year
B14KSY
B14KSY

Wrong! Heliocentricity/Evolution is a Masonic Fraud and in direct contradiction to ANY religion.

Vor 2 years
Leslie Porter
Leslie Porter

The Higgs Field sounds suspiciously like the Aether. Great video.

Vor 2 years
Andy Campsall
Andy Campsall

Did Brian know when he was in DReam that he’d be more successful as a scientist? Probably not but thank God DReam was a 1 hit wonder

Vor 3 years
joseph brennan
joseph brennan

Brilliant just brilliant. thank you.

Vor 3 years
roll-a-d20
roll-a-d20

Video starts at 8:30 for Brian Cox's actual lecture.

Vor 11 years

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