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Séamus Davis

J.C. Séamus Davis, Senior Research Fellow 

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Professor J.C. Séamus Davis is a Senior Research Fellow at Wadham. 

His research is focused upon the macroscopic quantum physics of emergent quantum matter including studies of superconductors, superfluids, supersolids, heavy fermions, topological condensates, and of spin & monopole liquids. 

His work has been recognized by the Outstanding Performance Award of the Berkeley National Lab. (2001), the Science and Technology Award of Brookhaven National Lab. (2013), the Fritz London Memorial Prize (2005), the H. Kamerlingh-Onnes Memorial Prize (2009), G.B Moore Foundation Investigator Award (2014), and the Science Foundation Ireland - Medal of Science (2016). Davis is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK), the American Physical Society (USA), and a Member of the US National Academy of Sciences.

Professor Davis earned a B.Sc in physics from University College Cork, Ireland in 1983 and his physics Ph.D. from the University of California – Berkeley, USA in 1989. Davis was appointed Professor of Physics at the University of California - Berkeley and a Faculty Physicist at Berkeley National Laboratory between 1993 and 2003. He then became Professor of Physics at Cornell University, New York, in 2003 and a Senior Physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in New York in 2006. In 2007 he was appointed SUPA Distinguished Professor of Physics at St. Andrews University, Scotland, and in 2008 the J.G. White Distinguished Professor of Physics at Cornell University. He has also served as Director of the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an Energy Frontier Research Center of the US Dept. of Energy (2009-2014). In 2019 he was appointed J.G. White Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Cornell University, Professor of Quantum Physical at University College Cork, and Professor of Physics at the University of Oxford.