Paul Davies has been described as Australia's best-known scientist, in spite of the fact that he has lived in the country for only 8 years. He was nominated as one of Australia's ten most creative people by 'The Bulletin, and was once described by the 'Washington Times' as "the best science writer on either side of the Atlantic".
Born in London in 1946, Davies obtained a doctorate from University College London in 1970, and has held academic appointments at various universities, including Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Adelaide. He currently holds the position of Visiting Professor at Imperial College London, although he remains based in South Australia.
Professor Davies has published extensively in the fields of cosmology, gravitation, and quantum field theory, with particular emphasis on black holes and the origin of the universe, and he is also interested in the nature of time, the origin of life and the nature of consciousness.