Paul Davies

Regents Professor

  • 5125 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1969 …2023
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Research Output 1969 2018

308 Citations (Scopus)

A bacterium that can grow by using arsenic instead of phosphorus

Wolfe-Simon, F., Blum, J. S., Kulp, T. R., Gordon, G., Hoeft, S. E., Pett-Ridge, J., Stolz, J. F., Webb, S. M., Weber, P. K., Davies, P., Anbar, A. & Oremland, R. S., Jun 3 2011, In : Science. 332, 6034, p. 1163-1166 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arsenic
Halomonadaceae
Phosphorus
Nucleic Acids
Bacteria

A brief history of time

Davies, P., 1989, In : Contemporary Physics. 30, 2, p. 135-136 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

histories
18 Citations (Scopus)

Accelerated observers do not detect isotropic thermal radiation

Hinton, K., Davies, P. & Pfautsch, J., Jan 6 1983, In : Physics Letters B. 120, 1-3, p. 88-90 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

thermal radiation
radiation counters
radiation
discrimination
baths
3 Citations (Scopus)

Acceleration radiation in a compact space

Copeland, E. J., Davies, P. & Hinton, K., 1984, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 1, 2, p. 179-187 9 p., 013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radiation
event horizon
radiation counters
detectors
91 Citations (Scopus)

AFM stiffness nanotomography of normal, metaplastic and dysplastic human esophageal cells

Fuhrmann, A., Staunton, J. R., Nandakumar, V., Banyai, N., Davies, P. & Ros, R., Feb 2011, In : Physical Biology. 8, 1, 015007.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell Line
Somatostatin-Secreting Cells
Elastic Modulus
Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition
Barrett Esophagus

Afterword

Davies, P., Jan 1 2015, In : Unknown Journal. p. 298-311 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Planets
Earth (Planet)
Galaxies
Extrasolar planets
Civilization
10 Citations (Scopus)

Ancestral gene regulatory networks drive cancer

Bussey, K. J., Cisneros, L. H., Lineweaver, C. H. & Davies, P., Jun 13 2017, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 114, 24, p. 6160-6162 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

5 Citations (Scopus)

Ancient genes establish stress-induced mutation as a hallmark of cancer

Cisneros, L., Bussey, K. J., Orr, A. J., Miočević, M., Lineweaver, C. H. & Davies, P., Apr 1 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 4, e0176258.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mutagenesis
Genes
Mutation
neoplasms
Neoplasms
19 Citations (Scopus)

Ancient hot and cold genes and chemotherapy resistance emergence

Wu, A., Zhang, Q., Lambert, G., Khin, Z., Gatenby, R. A., Kim, H. J., Pourmand, N., Bussey, K., Davies, P., Sturm, J. C. & Austin, R. H., Aug 18 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 33, p. 10467-10472 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Drug Therapy
Genes
Doxorubicin
RNA Sequence Analysis
Neoplasms

A new theory of the universe

Davies, P., 1975, In : Nature. 255, 5505, p. 191-192 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Citations (Scopus)

An exactly soluble moving-mirror problem

Walker, W. R. & Davies, P., 1982, In : Journal of Physics A: Mathematical and General. 15, 9, 008.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mirror
Mirrors
Trajectories
mirrors
Radiation

Antimatter

Davies, P., 1980, In : The Sciences. 20, 4, p. 10-13 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

90 Citations (Scopus)

A physical sciences network characterization of non-tumorigenic and metastatic cells

Agus, D. B., Alexander, J. F., Arap, W., Ashili, S., Aslan, J. E., Austin, R. H., Backman, V., Bethel, K. J., Bonneau, R., Chen, W. C., Chen-Tanyolac, C., Choi, N. C., Curley, S. A., Dallas, M., Damania, D., Davies, P., Decuzzi, P., Dickinson, L., Estevez-Salmeron, L., Estrella, V. & 75 others, Ferrari, M., Fischbach, C., Foo, J., Fraley, S. I., Frantz, C., Fuhrmann, A., Gascard, P., Gatenby, R. A., Geng, Y., Gerecht, S., Gillies, R. J., Godin, B., Grady, W. M., Greenfield, A., Hemphill, C., Hempstead, B. L., Hielscher, A., Hillis, W. D., Holland, E. C., Ibrahim-Hashim, A., Jacks, T., Johnson, R. H., Joo, A., Katz, J. E., Kelbauskas, L., Kesselman, C., King, M. R., Konstantopoulos, K., Kraning-Rush, C. M., Kuhn, P., Kung, K., Kwee, B., Lakins, J. N., Lambert, G., Liao, D., Licht, J. D., Liphardt, J. T., Liu, L., Lloyd, M. C., Lyubimova, A., Mallick, P., Marko, J., McCarty, O. J. T., Meldrum, D., Michor, F., Mumenthaler, S. M., Nandakumar, V., O'Halloran, T. V., Oh, S., Pasqualini, R., Paszek, M. J., Philips, K. G., Poultney, C. S., Rana, K., Reinhart-King, C. A., Ros, R., Semenza, G. L., Senechal, P., Shuler, M. L., Srinivasan, S., Staunton, J. R., Stypula, Y., Subramanian, H., Tlsty, T. D., Tormoen, G. W., Tseng, Y., Van Oudenaarden, A., Verbridge, S. S., Wan, J. C., Weaver, V. M., Widom, J., Will, C., Wirtz, D., Wojtkowiak, J. & Wu, P. H., 2013, In : Scientific Reports. 3, 1449.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Natural Science Disciplines
Neoplasm Metastasis
Cell Line
Mechanics
Proteomics
8 Citations (Scopus)

A quantum origin of life?

Davies, P., Jan 1 2008, Quantum Aspects of Life. Imperial College Press, p. 3-18 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

10 Citations (Scopus)

A quantum recipe for life

Davies, P., Oct 6 2005, In : Nature. 437, 7060, p. 819 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantum Theory
Mechanics
32 Citations (Scopus)

A quantum theory of Wheeler-Feynman electrodynamics

Davies, P., 1970, In : Mathematical Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society. 68, 3, p. 751-764 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantum Theory
Electrodynamics
Perturbation Expansion
Propagator
Energy Levels
6 Citations (Scopus)

Are ALIENS among us?

Davies, P., Dec 2007, In : Scientific American. 297, 6, p. 62-69 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Arrival of the age of Rama

Davies, P., 1974, In : Nature. 252, 5484, p. 525-526 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Astrophysics and energy from black holes

Davies, P., 1974, In : Nature. 251, 5470, p. 12 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A touch of awe: crafting meaning from the wonder of the cosmos

Paulson, S., Davies, P., Louis, A. & Walkowicz, L., Jan 1 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Galaxies
Planets
Touch
Cosmology
Astrophysics
11 Citations (Scopus)

Bacterial utilization of L-sugars and D-amino acids

Pikuta, E. V., Hoover, R. B., Klyce, B., Davies, P. & Davies, P., 2006, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6309. 63090A

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

sugars
Sugars
amino acids
Amino acids
enantiomers

Ball lightning

Davies, P., 1976, In : Nature. 260, 5552, p. 573 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Ball lightning or spots before the eyes?

Davies, P., 1971, In : Nature. 230, 5296, p. 576-577 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lightning
15 Citations (Scopus)

Biomarkers and microfossils in the Murchison, Rainbow, and Tagish Lake meteorites

Hoover, R. B., Jerman, G., Rozanov, A. Y. & Davies, P., 2002, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Hoover, R. B., Rozanov, A. Y. & Paepe, R. R. (eds.). Vol. 4859. p. 15-31 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Meteorites
rainbows
biomarkers
Biomarkers
meteorites
52 Citations (Scopus)

Black holes constrain varying constants

Davies, P., Davis, T. M. & Lineweaver, C. H., Aug 8 2002, In : Nature. 418, 6898, p. 602-603 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Astronomy
42 Citations (Scopus)

Black hole versus cosmological horizon entropy

Davis, T. M., Davies, P. & Lineweaver, C. H., Jul 7 2003, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 20, 13, p. 2753-2764 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horizon
event horizon
entropy
universe
thermodynamics

Born lucky

Davies, P., 2003, In : New Scientist. 178, 2403, p. 32 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

Boundary effects and the massless limit of the photon

Davies, P. & Toms, D. J., 1985, In : Physical Review D. 31, 6, p. 1363-1369 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

photons
vacuum
gauge invariance
stress tensors
electromagnetic fields

Bounded brainpower?

Davies, P., 1982, In : Nature. 296, 5854, p. 201 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Citations (Scopus)

Broken symmetry theories of gravity and implications for cosmology

Critchley, R., Davies, P. & Kennedy, G., May 20 1982, In : Physics Letters B. 112, 4-5, p. 331-335 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gravitational constant
cosmology
broken symmetry
gravitation
temperature dependence
46 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer as a dynamical phase transition

Davies, P., Demetrius, L. & Tuszynski, J. A., 2011, In : Theoretical Biology and Medical Modelling. 8, 1, 30.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dynamical Phase Transition
Phase Transition
Cancer
Phase transitions
Thermodynamic Equilibrium
92 Citations (Scopus)

Cancer tumors as Metazoa 1.0: Tapping genes of ancient ancestors

Davies, P. & Lineweaver, C. H., 2011, In : Physical Biology. 8, 1, 015001.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genes
Neoplasms
Gene Order
Phylogeny
Genomics
35 Citations (Scopus)

Can moving mirrors violate the second law of thermodynamics?

Davies, P., Jun 17 1982, In : Physics Letters B. 113, 3, p. 215-218 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mirrors
thermodynamics
energy

Can neutron starlight be seen?

Davies, P., 1974, In : Nature. 251, 5471, p. 99 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Charged-particle creation in cosmology

Davies, P., Dec 1971, In : Il Nuovo Cimento B Series 11. 6, 2, p. 164-178 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cosmology
charged particles
electric charge
Maxwell equation
electromagnetic fields

Chirality, quantum mechanics and biological determinism

Davies, P., 2006, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6309. 630908

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Chirality
Quantum theory
chirality
quantum mechanics
Physics
21 Citations (Scopus)

Complexity and the arrow of time

Lineweaver, C. H., Davies, P. & Ruse, M., Jan 1 2010, Cambridge University Press. 352 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

universe
readers
biology
physics
56 Citations (Scopus)

Conformal-symmetry breaking and cosmological particle creation in 4 theory

Birrell, N. D. & Davies, P., 1980, In : Physical Review D. 22, 2, p. 322-329 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

stress tensors
broken symmetry
anomalies
4 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmic heresy?

Davies, P., 1978, In : Nature. 273, 5661, p. 336-337 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

4 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmological bounds on tachyonic neutrinos

Davies, P. & Moss, I. G., May 2012, In : Astroparticle Physics. 35, 10, p. 679-680 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

neutrinos
particle accelerators
nuclear fusion
travel
energy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmological dissipative structure

Davies, P., Sep 1989, In : International Journal of Theoretical Physics. 28, 9, p. 1051-1066 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dissipative Structure
Entropy
entropy
Black Holes
Algorithmic Complexity
80 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmological horizons and entropy

Davies, P., 1988, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 5, 10, p. 1349-1355 7 p., 013.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

event horizon
horizon
theorems
entropy
analogs
102 Citations (Scopus)

Cosmological horizons and the generalised second law of thermodynamics

Davies, P., 1987, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 4, 6, 006.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

horizon
thermodynamics
event horizon
viscous fluids
entropy
1 Citation (Scopus)

Cosmology and quantum electrodynamics [13]

Davies, P., 1969, In : Nature. 224, 5224, p. 1102-1103 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

54 Citations (Scopus)

Detecting the rotating quantum vacuum

Davies, P., Dray, T. & Manogue, C. A., Apr 15 1996, In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 53, 8, p. 4382-4387 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

radiation counters
Rotating
Vacuum
Detector
vacuum
28 Citations (Scopus)

Detection of negative energy: 4-dimensional examples

Davies, P. & Ottewill, A. C., Jan 1 2002, In : Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 65, 10, 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

flux density
radiation counters
excitation
equivalence
energy
39 Citations (Scopus)

Did nature also choose arsenic?

Wolfe-Simon, F., Davies, P. & Anbar, A., Apr 2009, In : International Journal of Astrobiology. 8, 2, p. 69-74 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

arsenic
organisms
phosphates
phosphate (organic)
arsenates

Dirac completes his theory of large numbers

Davies, P., 1974, In : Nature. 250, 5466, p. 460 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Directionality principles from cancer to cosmology

Davies, P., Jan 1 2010, Complexity and the Arrow of Time. Cambridge University Press, p. 19-41 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

cosmology
cancer
entropy
universe
disorders
3 Citations (Scopus)

Do black holes really explode?

Davies, P. & Taylor, J. G., 1974, In : Nature. 250, 5461, p. 37-38 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Minkowski space
gravitational collapse
encounters
communication
vacuum