Black holes are the most exotic objects in the Universe and understanding them is the single biggest challenge in fundamental physics. Join physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw on a monumental journey, exploring the importance of these phenomena and discovering how their often quite astonishing, counter-intuitive behaviour turns our knowledge of physics on its head.

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Brian Cox is Professor of Particle Physics at the University of Manchester and The Royal Society Professor for Public Engagement in Science. He is currently a member of the ATLAS Collaboration at the Large Hadron Collider, CERN. He was the co-spokesperson for the FP420 R&D project at CERN between 2004 and 2009.

Jeff Forshaw is Professor of Physics at the University of Manchester. He has co-authored two popular science books with Brian Cox (Universal and The Quantum Universe) and co-authored a collection of TEDStudies support materials on particle physics called Physics – the Edge of Knowledge.

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