Brian Cox with his 80s band Dare. I just love the 80s double denim and mullet.
“Research how the universe was formed”, my physics teacher said. This happened.
Ahahaha this is fabulous! :P
First gif I’ve managed because iPlayer was playing up all night >_<
Cox reported an instance of his BBC bosses perhaps not grasping the magnitude of a possible discovery of alien life. "We were thinking of doing something about Mars. There are lots of maps of Mars and lots of things people can do that computers can’t. We were thinking of looking for signs of geological activity which might point to life on Mars.
"Someone from the BBC said to me, would there have to be a prize if someone discovered it? [I said], what do you mean? You’re going to say to someone: you discovered the first evidence for alien life beyond Earth – and here’s a book voucher as well? You think that’s going to make it better? Nectar points?"
Nectar has since announced that it is “offering 10 million Nectar points to the first person who can prove to have discovered evidence of sentient alien life beyond Earth”. The deadline for claiming the prize is 31 August 2013.
Nabbed this from @PenguinBooksAus on twitter. Taken after the unimelb Public Lecture at the Plenary, 09/11.