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Biographical entry Davies, Paul Charles William (1946 - )

FIP, FAIP

Born
22 April 1946
London, United Kingdom
Occupation
Theoretical physicist and Cosmologist

Summary

Paul Charles W. Davies is Adjunct Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University; Visiting Professor of Physics at Imperial College London; and Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Queensland. Previously he worked at the universities of London, Newcastle upon Tyne and Adelaide. Throughout his career, Davies has researched the origin of the universe and life including the properties of black holes and the nature of time and quantum field theory. Apart from being a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, and astrobiologist, he is also a widely published author, national broadcaster and sort after lecturer: Davies has lectured widely internationally and has (co-) written over 400 research articles and at least twenty-seven books. He has also been a long time columnist for many newspapers and magazines including Nature and The Economist. Davies has written and presented numerous television and radio shows, including two series of science documentaries for the BBC. He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Physics (FIP), Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP), World Economic Forum, Royal Literary Society, Indian Astronomical Society (Honorary) and of the Singapore Institute of Physics (Honorary) and a recipient of many awards, only a few of which are listed here.

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1967
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at University College, London
1970
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at University College
1970 - 1972
Career position - Research Fellow at the Institute of Theoretical Astronomy, University of Cambridge, UK
1972 - 1980
Career position - Lecturer in Applied Mathematics at King's College, University of London, UK
1980 - 1990
Career position - Head of the Department of Theoretical Physics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
1980 - 1990
Career position - Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
1989
Award - Glaxo Science Writers Fellowship for BBC Science documentary series
1990 - 1993
Career position - Deputy Head of the School of Physics at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
1990 - 1993
Career position - Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide
1991
Award - University of New South Wales Press Eureka Prize received
1992
Award - ABC Eureka Prize received
1992
Award - Asteroid 1992 OG renamed (6870) Pauldavies
1993 - 1997
Career position - Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Adelaide
1995
Award - Templeton Prize received from the John Templeton Foundation
1998 -
Career position - Visiting Professor of Physics at the Imperial College, London
1998 -
Career position - Adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Queensland
2000
Career position - The genesis Factor aired on BBC Radio 4
2001 -
Career position - Adjunct Professor of Natural Philosophy at the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, Macquarie University, New South Wales
2001
Award - Kelvin Medal received from the UK Institute of Physics
2002
Award - Michael Faraday Prize received from the Royal Society
2003
Award - American Institute of Physics Science Writing Award
2004
Award - Trotter Prize received from the Texas A & M University, USA
2006
Education - Doctor of Science honoris causa (Hon DSc) received from Macquarie University

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