Today Guinness World Records presented an official certificate to acclaimed physicist Brian Cox for the record Most tickets sold for a science tour.
The British scientist sold an incredible 75,193 tickets for his PROFESSOR BRIAN COX LIVE tour that has been running since 21 September.
Brian Cox, OBE, FRS, will received from Guinness World Records adjudicator Mark McKinley and Editor-in-Chief Craig Glenday during a sold-out show at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London, UK this afternoon.
The extensive tour has covered 48 different venues throughout the UK – and further dates have been added since the confirmation of Brian’s record.
Speaking of his achievement, Professor Brian Cox said: “It’s immensely gratifying to see so many people of all ages interested in fundamental questions about the Universe and our place within it. These questions may appear esoteric and disconnected from our lives, but this is to undervalue the perspective that astronomy and cosmology can bring. The Earth is a tiny, fragile spec in the darkness, and yet incalculably valuable because of its temporary occupation by an unlikely civilization that has found a way to explore the origin of the Universe. The challenges we face in the 21st century are global, and require global solutions. We are citizens of the world, whether we like it or not, and this is obvious when we raise our gaze beyond the horizon and outwards to the stars.”
Guinness World Records Editor-in-Chief, Craig Glenday commented: “Professor Brian Cox’s work over the last decade, culminating in the record-breaking success of his live tour, has served to make science more popular and accessible than ever before. His efforts are undoubtedly inspiring the next generation of scientists, thinkers, dreamers and maybe even world record holders. With so much of the Guinness World Records book dedicated to science each year, it's a pleasure to celebrate Brain’s ongoing contribution.”
The 48-year-old is a Professor of Particle Physics at The University of Manchester, has published several science books and presented numerous science television shows - most notably, the Wonders of... series.