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Dina Brenci from Chicago, Illinois
I felt as though he did a beautiful job explaining some really complex ideas into an easy to approach talk. I enjoyed his message on unity and connectedness. I really appreciate him spreading this message everywhere he goes.
Russell Vasseur from Edmonton, Alberta
EDMONTON PROVIDED THE LARGEST TURNOUT FOR PROF. COX'S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR!
Excellent show!! I've been taking my kids to Jasper Dark Skies for a few years now, and when I heard that a famous science educator was coming right to our doorstep in Edmonton, I didn't want to miss the opportunity. If you've never heard of Brian Cox, he is the U.K. version of America's Neil deGrasse Tyson. Anyone who has seen Prof. Cox will appreciate his enthusiasm for science (not just his own fields of physics and astronomy but a variety of topics) and ability to translate the hard stuff into digestible and entertaining fodder for us regular folks (non-STEM PHD trilobites like me). On YouTube, search for his WONDERS BBC TV show or various interviews (check out Joe Rogan Podcasts # 610 or 1233). He brings his friend and Comedian along to lighten the mood every so often. I've read alternating complaints that his shows were too dry or the comedy took away from the "flow" of the science, so I think bringing his buddy along was a good "middle of the road" approach for the masses
Sam Tarda from Boston
BRILLIANT BRIAN COX TALK RUINED BY SIDEKICK ‘COMEDIAN’
I feel ripped off. I paid a lot of money to listen to a renowned physicist and instead was subjected to a comedian who would get booed off the stage at Britain’s Got Talent. The best friend added nothing and ruined the flow. Brian, you’re amazing, the show would be 5-stars if it was just you solo.
Melanie Gyles from Toronto, Ontario
HAVE A DOUBLE ESPRESSO BEFORE YOU GO!!!
Went last night with my teenage son ( physics fan) and my husband. Curious creatures as we are, we were really looking forward to it . Sadly, it was a let down. Husband and I were fighting to stay awake through it. Slow, dry, Cox's monotonous voice lulling us to sleep. I guess I thought maybe it would be a lot more fast paced and engaging, some dazzling video, hell - at least timely screen changes would have really helped the crowd stay into it. People beside me left.Even the sound in the hall was muddy and hard to hear (although we were orchestra seating.!) We live a fast paced, action filled, Netflix Youtube Marvel crazy time and the world is pretty A.D.D. Prof. Cox! Pick up the pace! Brief appearances from his livelier sidekick helped, but it wasn't enough. My son of course defended Cox's dull talk and still bought the book, so maybe it's only for the die hard young Sheldons of the world to enjoy. I expected a lot more.
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