Prof Cox was on Newsnight last night, discussing the LHC with Jeremy Paxman and Sir David King – ex-Chief Scientific Advisor to the government and, currently, President of the BA.

It’s worth watching. Chris Morris has been quoted this morning as saying ‘Good face work from Brian last night,’ and he’s right. I’m not sure what function King had been to previously, but it may have dulled his senses rather. While I may be mildly sympathetic to his argument, I’m gobsmacked by the line he took and delighted Brian called him on it.

Watch it in iPlayer now: Starts about 41 minutes in.

[update: Gia’s posted the segment to YouTube.]