The formation of a star

The formation of a star

Brian Cox is an adventurer, a scientist, a pop star – and hungry. Emmet Ryan sat down with the physicist to talk about life on Earth and everywhere else

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent @emmetjryan
2nd February, 2020

Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. Unfortunately Brian Cox can’t stop to ponder theoretical physics, he has less than half an hour to get through his bowl of chowder and talk to me in Dublin’s RDS before rushing to catch a plane.

The British physicist is the classic example of a modern-day polymath. He presents television shows but doesn’t see himself as a TV presenter. He is an academic who...

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