Paul Davies

Regents Professor

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

2010
1 Citation (Scopus)

Imponderables complicate hunt for intelligent life beyond earth

Davies, P., Apr 23 2010, In : Science. 328, 5977, p. 421 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

52 Citations (Scopus)

Information and the nature of reality: From physics to metaphysics

Davies, P. & Gregersen, N. H., Jan 1 2010, Cambridge University Press. 382 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

physics
charts
energy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Introduction: Does information matter?

Davies, P. & Gregersen, N. H., Jan 1 2010, Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press, Vol. 9780521762250. p. 1-10 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

physics
bedrock
complex systems
biology
organisms
Celestial Stars
Extraterrestrial Environment
Exobiology
Intelligence
Interviews

Rethinking cancer

Davies, P., Jun 2010, In : Physics World. 23, 6, p. 28-33 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

cancer

The eerie silence

Davies, P., Mar 2010, In : Physics World. 23, 3, p. 28-33 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

The Nature of the Laws of Physics and Their Mysterious Bio-Friendliness

Davies, P., Jan 29 2010, Science and Religion in Dialogue. Wiley-Blackwell, Vol. 2. p. 767-788 22 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Physics
19 Citations (Scopus)

Universe from bit

Davies, P., Jan 1 2010, Information and the Nature of Reality: From Physics to Metaphysics. Cambridge University Press, Vol. 9780521762250. p. 65-91 27 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

universe
physics
inspection
strings
histories
5 Citations (Scopus)

What is complexity? Is it increasing?

Lineweaver, C. H., Davies, P. & Ruse, M., Jan 1 2010, Complexity and the Arrow of Time. Cambridge University Press, p. 3-16 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

cosmology
universe
galactic structure
physics
atomic physics
2009
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
62 Citations (Scopus)

Signatures of a shadow biosphere

Davies, P., Benner, S. A., Cleland, C. E., Lineweaver, C. H., McKay, C. P. & Wolfe-Simon, F., Mar 1 2009, In : Astrobiology. 9, 2, p. 241-249 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

biosphere
planets
planet
extraterrestrial life
signatures
6 Citations (Scopus)

The quantum life

Davies, P., Jul 2009, In : Physics World. 22, 7, p. 24-28 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)
decay
quantum mechanics
excitation

Towards a theory of life

Steven, B. & Paul, D., Jan 1 2009, Frontiers of Astrobiology. Cambridge University Press, p. 25-47 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Project SETI
encounters
signatures
carbohydrates
organisms
2008
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

Lucid rules

Davies, P., Feb 2 2008, In : New Scientist. 197, 2641, p. 18 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Citations (Scopus)

Plenary debate: Quantum effects in biology: Trivial or not?

Abbott, D., Gea-Banacloche, J., Davies, P., Hameroff, S., Zeilinger, A., Eisert, J., Wiseman, H., Bezrukov, S. M. & Frauenfelder, H., Mar 2008, In : Fluctuation and Noise Letters. 8, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Quantum Effects
biology
Biology
Trivial
6 Citations (Scopus)

Preface

Abbott, D., Davies, P. & Pati, A. K., Jan 1 2008, Quantum Aspects of Life. Imperial College Press, p. xiii-xv

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript

71 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum aspects of life

Abbott, D., Davies, P. & Pati, A. K., Jan 1 2008, Imperial College Press. 442 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

nanotechnology
Automatic Data Processing
biology
Nanotechnology
abbreviations
2007
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

Laying down the laws

Davies, P., Jun 30 2007, In : New Scientist. 194, 2610, p. 30-34 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physics
Universe

Searching for an alternative form of life on Earth

Davies, P., 2007, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Vol. 6694. 66940K

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

organisms
Earth (planet)
microorganisms
biosphere
sequencing
6 Citations (Scopus)
Quantum Information
1 Citation (Scopus)

The implications of a cosmological information bound for complexity, quantum information and the nature of physical law

Davies, P., Jan 1 2007, Randomness and Complexity: From Leibniz to Chaitin. World Scientific Publishing Co., p. 69-88 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

15 Citations (Scopus)

Thinking about gödel and turing essays on complexity, 1970-2007

Chaitin, G. J. & Davies, P., Jan 1 2007, World Scientific Publishing Co. 347 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Physics
Mathematics
Fundamental
Metamathematics
Software
2006
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

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

In search of a second genesis

Davies, P., Feb 11 2006, In : New Scientist. 189, 2538, p. 48-49 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2005
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
5 Citations (Scopus)

Does God play dice?

'T Hooft, G., Witten, E., Dowker, F. & Davies, P., Dec 2005, In : Physics World. 18, 12, p. 21-23 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

relativity
quantum mechanics
experimentation
quantum theory
string theory
53 Citations (Scopus)

Finding a second sample of life on earth

Davies, P. & Lineweaver, C. H., Apr 2005, In : Astrobiology. 5, 2, p. 154-163 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

sampling
suggestion
bombardment
Archean
estimates
48 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum tunneling time

Davies, P., Jan 2005, In : American Journal of Physics. 73, 1, p. 23-27 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

transit
wave packets
clocks
tunnels
eigenvectors
22 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum vacuum friction

Davies, P., Mar 2005, In : Journal of Optics B: Quantum and Semiclassical Optics. 7, 3

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

friction
vacuum
suggestion
ethers
flux density

Searching for the fourth law

Davies, P., Oct 29 2005, In : New Scientist. 188, 2523, p. 51 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

universe
intelligence
organizing
thermodynamic equilibrium
histories
2 Citations (Scopus)

The arrow of time

Davies, P., Feb 2005, In : Astronomy and Geophysics. 46, 1, p. 26-29 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cosmology
cosmology
universe
paradoxes
physics

The greatest mysteries of all

Davies, P., Jun 25 2005, In : New Scientist. 186, 2505, p. 50-51 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microorganisms
exobiology
panspermia
interstellar radiation
planetary atmospheres

The search for life in the universe

Davies, P., 2005, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Hoover, R. B., Levin, G. V., Rozanov, A. Y. & Randall Gladstone, G. (eds.). Vol. 5906. p. 1-11 11 p. 59060I

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

String theory
universe
Earth (planet)
Cosmology
panspermia
3 Citations (Scopus)

The sum of the parts

Davies, P., Mar 5 2005, In : New Scientist. 185, 2489, p. 34-37 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cosmology
Large scale systems
Physics
2004
103 Citations (Scopus)

Does quantum mechanics play a non-trivial role in life?

Davies, P., Dec 2004, In : BioSystems. 78, 1-3, p. 69-79 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Insurance Claim Review
quantum mechanics
information processing
Quantum theory
consciousness
2 Citations (Scopus)

Do we have to spell it out?

Davies, P., Aug 7 2004, In : New Scientist. 183, 2459, p. 30-31 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Project SETI
messages
extraterrestrial intelligence
deoxyribonucleic acid
space probes
27 Citations (Scopus)
6 Citations (Scopus)

Emergent complexity, teleology, and the arrow of time

Davies, P., Jan 1 2004, Debating Design: From Darwin to DNA. Cambridge University Press, p. 191-209 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Teleology
Arrow of Time
Universe
Hermann Von Helmholtz
Prediction
30 Citations (Scopus)

Multiverse cosmological models

Davies, P., Mar 28 2004, In : Modern Physics Letters A. 19, 10, p. 727-743 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cosmological Models
universe
Elementary Particles
Surge
elementary particles
1 Citation (Scopus)

Quantum clocks and the foundations of relativity

Davies, P., 2004, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Smulko, J. M., Blanter, Y., Dykman, M. I. & Kish, L. B. (eds.). Vol. 5472. p. 87-96 10 p.

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

Relativity
clocks
relativity
Clocks
Quantum theory
2 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum fluctuations and life

Davies, P., 2004, Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering. Heszler, P., Abbott, D., Gea-Banacloche, J. R. & Hemmer, P. R. (eds.). Vol. 5468.

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

consciousness
Quantum theory
mutations
organisms
suggestion
33 Citations (Scopus)

Quantum mechanics and the equivalence principle

Davies, P., Jun 7 2004, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 21, 11, p. 2761-2772 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

gravitational fields
equivalence
quantum mechanics
dwell
clocks
9 Citations (Scopus)

Tachyonic dark matter

Davies, P., Jan 2004, In : International Journal of Theoretical Physics. 43, 1, p. 141-149 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dark Matter
dark matter
tachyons
Quintessence
Surge
1 Citation (Scopus)

The ascent of life

Davies, P., Dec 11 2004, In : New Scientist. 184, 2477, p. 28-32 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ascent
biology
genes
molecular structure
oscillations
2 Citations (Scopus)

Transit time of a freely falling quantum particle in a background gravitational field

Davies, P., Dec 21 2004, In : Classical and Quantum Gravity. 21, 24, p. 5677-5683 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

transit time
falling
gravitational fields
curvature
de Broglie wavelengths
4 Citations (Scopus)

Undermining free will

Davies, P., Sep 2004, In : Foreign Policy. 144, p. 36-38 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

freedom of will