36 Entirely Scientific Reasons To Love Brian Cox
Has there ever been a sexier scientist?
Everyone knows Brian Cox as the guy who made being nerdy cool.
As the guy who doesn't mince his words.
And made learning kinda sexy.
He's not perfect though - he messed up his A level Maths exam.
But managed to get a first class degree in Physics from Manchester University anyway.
And then a Physics MPhil.
The reason he messed up his A levels? He was focussing on his music career. As a keyboard player in rock group Dare.
And that wasn't his only foray into the world of music. Remember D:Ream?
They had a hit with that song with the really, er, imaginative lyrics. How does it go again?
But then he realised something.
And became a full-time scientist.
And a part-time charity worker.
They drove in this car.
And raised £1 million for Breast Cancer Care.
Look at the Barlow-Cox bromance!
And he's still a bit of a James May fanboy.
He's mastered the funny Twitter handle.
He's not afraid to laugh at himself.
He wore this teeny, tiny lifejacket on television. And made it look cool.
He makes up 1/3 of the best selfie ever taken.
Everything he says makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up.
He's a British Humanist Association big dog.
He's kind of like a less self-righteous Richard Dawkins.
And he's funnier too.
His son's middle name is Eagle. After the Apollo 11 lunar module.
He makes learning really exciting.
He makes you wish you'd tried harder in your Science GCSEs.
But the main reason we <3 him? He makes the universe seem like an awe-inspiring place. Thanks, Bri.
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