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Published on Apr 12, 2012
Professor Trevor Cox is a British academic and science communicator, a Senior Media fellow for EPSRC, and is President of the Insitute of Acoustics for the 2010-12 period. Cox has presented a range of popular science documentaries for BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 3 and BBC World Service, including Sounds of Science, Aural Architecture, Life's Soundtrack, Science vs Strad, The Pleasure of Noise, World Musical Instruments, Dragon's Lab, Biomimicry and Save our Sounds. He was co-originator and judge of BBC Radio 4' 'So You Want To Be A Scientist?', a competition to find Britain's best amateur scientist. He has gained worldwide news coverage for stories such as "Does a duck quack echo?" and "The Worst Sound in the World". He has also investigated the World's scariest scream. In addition, he has appeared in features on BBC1, Teachers TV, Discovery and National Geographic channels, and as an expert in news items on a variety of television and radio channels.
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