Christine Davies


Christine Tullis Hunter Davies (born 1959)[1] OBE FRSE FInstP is a professor of physics at the University of Glasgow.[2][3][4]

Christine Davies

Christine Tullis Hunter Davies

1959 (age 63–64)[1]
EducationColchester County High School for Girls[1]
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge (BA, PhD)
Scientific career
FieldsTheoretical particle physics
ThesisQuantum chromodynamics and the Drell-Yan Process (1984)
Doctoral advisorBryan Webber

Education Edit

Davies attended Colchester County High School for Girls, then the University of Cambridge, where she was an undergraduate student of Churchill College, Cambridge.[1] She received a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in 1981 in physics with theoretical physics,[2] followed by a PhD in 1984 for research on quantum chromodynamics (QCD) and the Drell–Yan process[5] while working in the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge.[6]

Research and career Edit

Davies' research investigates the strong interaction and the solution of quantum chromodynamics using a numerical method known as Lattice QCD.[7][8]

She has held academic appointments at the University of Glasgow, CERN, Cornell University, Ohio State University and the University of California at Santa Barbara.[2][3] Her research has been funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC),[9] the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (PPARC),[2] the Leverhulme Trust, Royal Society and the Fulbright Program.[1]

She chairs the project management board for the Distributed Research utilising Advanced Computing (DiRAC) High Performance Computing (HPC) facility, is a member of the STFC particle physics advisory panel[6] and serves as an external examiner for the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester.[3]

Awards and honours Edit

She was appointed Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2006 Birthday Honours for services to science,[10] elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (FRSE) in 2001, and has been a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (FInstP) since 1988.[1] She received the Rosalind Franklin Award in 2005[1] and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award in 2012.[1]

References Edit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Davies, Prof. Christine Tullis Hunter". Who's Who. A & C Black. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ a b c d Leyser, Ottoline (2016). "Parent Carer Scientist" (PDF). London: Royal Society. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 April 2017.
  3. ^ a b c "Christine T H Davies Homepage". University of Glasgow.
  4. ^ "Professor Christine Davies: Parent carer scientist". Archived from the original on 7 February 2018.
  5. ^ Davies, Christine Tullis Hunter (1984). Quantum chromodynamics and the Drell-Yan Process (PhD thesis). University of Cambridge. OCLC 499849168. EThOS
  6. ^ a b Anon (2017). "STFC Science Board: Professor Christine Davies". Swindon. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017.
  7. ^ Davies, C. T. H.; Follana, E.; Gray, A.; Lepage, G. P.; Mason, Q.; Nobes, M.; Shigemitsu, J.; Trottier, H. D.; Wingate, M.; Aubin, C.; Bernard, C.; et al. (2004). "High-Precision Lattice QCD Confronts Experiment". Physical Review Letters. 92 (2): 022001. arXiv:hep-lat/0304004. Bibcode:2004PhRvL..92b2001D. doi:10.1103/PhysRevLett.92.022001. ISSN 0031-9007. PMID 14753930. S2CID 16205350.
  8. ^ Brambilla, N; Krämer, M; Mussa, R; Vairo, A; Bali, G; Bodwin, G. T; Braaten, E; Eichten, E; Eidelman, S; Godfrey, S; Hoang, A; Jamin, M; Kharzeev, D; Lombardo, M. P; Lourenco, C; Meyer, A. B; Papadimitriou, V; Patrignani, C; Rosati, M; Sanchis-Lozano, M. A; Satz, H; Soto, J; Besson, D. Z; Bettoni, D; Böhrer, A; Boogert, S; Chang, C. -H; Cooper, P; Crochet, P; et al. (2004). "Heavy Quarkonium Physics". CERN Yellow Report, CERN-, Geneva: CERN, .- P. 2005 (487): 2005–005. arXiv:hep-ph/0412158.
  9. ^ Anon (2017). "UK government grants awarded to Christine Davies". Swindon: Research Councils UK. Archived from the original on 8 February 2018.
  10. ^ "Birthday Honours List". The London Gazette (Supplement). No. 58014. 17 June 2006. p. 10.