Brian Edward Cox OBE FRS is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics.
- In the 1980s, Cox was a keyboard player with the rock band Dare. He joined D:Ream, a group that had several hits in the UK charts, including the number one "Things Can Only Get Better"
- Cox has appeared in many science programmes for BBC radio and television, including In Einstein's Shadow, the BBC Horizon series, and as a voice-over for the BBC's Bite size revision programmes.
- BBC Two commissioned Cox to copresent Stargazing Live, a three-day live astronomy series in January 2011 – co-presented with physicist-turned-comedian Dara Ó Briain and featuring chat show host Jonathan Ross.