In this 2-part special, Professor Brian Cox tackles the biggest story of them all - how did the Universe come into being? Do the laws of physics for our universe inexorably lead to the existence of us?

Brian Cox: Life of a Universe - Netflix

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: 30 minutes

Premier: 2017-03-07

Brian Cox: Life of a Universe - Brian Cox (physicist) - Netflix

Brian Edward Cox (born 3 March 1968) is an English physicist who serves as professor of particle physics in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester. He is best known to the public as the presenter of science programmes, especially the Wonders of... series and for popular science books, such as Why Does E=mc²? and The Quantum Universe. He has been the author or co-author of over 950 scientific publications. Cox has been described as the natural successor for BBC's scientific programming by both David Attenborough and Patrick Moore. Before his academic career, Cox was a keyboard player for the bands D:Ream and Dare.

Brian Cox: Life of a Universe - Personal life - Netflix

In 2003 Cox married U.S. science presenter Gia Milinovich in Duluth, Minnesota. Their first son, named George, was born on 26 May 2009. George's middle name is “Eagle” after the Apollo 11 lunar module. Milinovich also has a son, named Moki, from a previous relationship. The family currently lives in Battersea. Cox rejects the label atheist but has stated he has “no personal faith”. In 2009, he contributed to the charity book The Atheist's Guide to Christmas. He is a humanist, and is a Distinguished Supporter of Humanists UK. He is an Oldham Athletic fan, and held a season ticket at the club. He earns £250,000 – £299,999 as a BBC presenter.

Brian Cox: Life of a Universe - References - Netflix