Brian Cox on Leadership

Cox could be quoting Feynmann's QED with his one-minute summary of quantum mechanics for bbc. He did mention path integrals which QED avoided at the cost of many useless words. bbc

quoting bbc life scientific

Professor Brian Cox of Manchester University describes how he gave up appearing on Top of the Pops to study quarks, quasars and quantum mechanics.

Although he describes himself as a simple-minded Northern bloke, he has acquired an almost God-like status on our TV screens; while the 'Cox effect' is thought to explain the significant boost to university admissions to read physics. He talks to Jim Al-Khalili about learning to be famous, his passion for physics and how he sometimes has difficulty crossing the road.

In 2005 Brian was awarded a Royal Society Research Fellowship for his work on high energy particle collisions at CERN and elsewhere - an enviable academic achievement. In 2009, he was voted one of the sexiest men alive by People magazine. He has invented a new kind of celebrity - a scientist who's regularly snapped by the paparazzi.


Cox eloquently explained why the Royal Society was pleased that he used a substantial part of his fellowship years in popular broadcasting. Knowledge is at the base of our culture and our economy. That's leadership.

Why would we not take relativity, for example, the 100 year old foundation of our understanding of nature, and teach it in high school? Why not indeed?

Dr. Dan Q. Posin explained relativity to a rapt audience in my high school outside Chicago in 1967.

Carver Mead rewrites Maxwell and explains that the Copenhagen consensus was a product of bullies.