Boy Band Member Turns Particle Physicist

13 Nov 2014

Anyone into boy bands of the 90s might be acquainted with an Irish group called D:Ream.  Their biggest bit of success came with a hit in the UK called “Things Can Only Get Better” in 1994.

Among its members was keyboardist Brian Cox.  When he wasn’t working with the group on music, he was studying for his degree in physics.  He eventually got his PhD in high energy particle physics with a dissertation entitled Double Diffraction Dissociation at Large Momentum Transfer.

Cox has continued his research ever since, working at labs across Europe.  He’s also a common sight on TV as someone who can explain the intricacies of quantum physics to the general public.

Here are some videos of him in action.

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