Paul Davies

Regents Professor

  • 5023 Citations
  • 37 h-Index
1969 …2023
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Research Output 1969 2018

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2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

Why is the physical world so comprehensible?

Davies, P., Jan 1 2018, Complexity, Entropy and the Physics of Information: The Proceedings of the Workshop on Complexity, Entropy, and the Physics of Information Held May-June, 1989 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. CRC Press, p. 61-70 10 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

2017

Introduction

Walker, S., Davies, P. & Ellis, G. F. R., Jan 1 2017, From Matter to Life: Information and Causality. Cambridge University Press, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

physics
genetic code
autonomy
commodities
life sciences
3 Citations (Scopus)

The “hard problem” of life

Walker, S. & Davies, P., Jan 1 2017, From Matter to Life: Information and Causality. Cambridge University Press, p. 19-37 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

consciousness
olfactory perception
coffee
sensory feedback
wiring
2014

Quantum weak measurements and cosmology

Davies, P., Jan 1 2014, Quantum Theory: A Two-Time Success Story: Yakir Aharonov Festschrift the Global Financial Crisis and the Indian Economy. Springer-Verlag Milan, p. 101-112 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

cosmology
quantum mechanics
specifications
sectors
scale effect
2 Citations (Scopus)

Universe from bit

Davies, P., Jan 1 2014, Information and the Nature of Reality. Cambridge University Press, p. 83-117 35 p.

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universe
strings
physics
games
inspection
2013
9 Citations (Scopus)

Universes galore: Where will it all end?

Davies, P., Jan 1 2013, Universe or Multiverse?. Cambridge University Press, p. 487-506 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

universe
tuning
particle mass
accidents
organisms
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)

Is the universe random?

Calude, C. S., Casti, J. L., Chaitin, G. J., Davies, P., Svozil, K. & Wolfram, S., Jan 1 2011, Randomness Through Computation: Some Answers, More Questions. World Scientific Publishing Co., p. 309-350 42 p.

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The Physics of Downward Causation

Davies, P., Oct 3 2011, The Re-Emergence of Emergence: The Emergentist Hypothesis from Science to Religion. Oxford University Press

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Downward Causation
Physics
Efficacy
Entanglement
Interaction

What is computation? (how) does nature compute?

Calude, C. S., Casti, J. L., Chaitin, G. J., Davies, P., Svozil, K. & Wolfram, S., Jan 1 2011, Randomness Through Computation: Some Answers, More Questions. World Scientific Publishing Co., p. 351-403 53 p.

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2010
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)

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

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

Towards a theory of life

Steven, B. & Davies, P., 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.

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2007
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.

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2004
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
1977
12 Citations (Scopus)

NEUTRINO STRESS TENSOR REGULARIZATION IN TWO-DIMENSIONAL SPACE-TIME.

Davies, P. & Unruh, W. G., Jan 1 1977, Proc R Soc London Ser A. 1685 ed. Vol. 356. p. 259-268 10 p.

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Tensors
Thermodynamics
81 Citations (Scopus)

QUANTUM VACUUM ENERGY IN TWO DIMENSIONAL SPACE-TIMES.

Davies, P. & Fulling, S. A., Jan 1 1977, Proc R Soc London Ser A. 1676 ed. Vol. 354. p. 59-77 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tensors
Vacuum
Momentum
Evaporation
Physics
61 Citations (Scopus)

STRESS TENSOR AND CONFORMAL ANOMALIES FOR MASSLESS FIELDS IN A ROBERTSON-WALKER UNIVERSE.

Bunch, T. S. & Davies, P., Jan 1 1977, Proc R Soc London Ser A. 1687 ed. Vol. 356. p. 569-574 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tensors
Vacuum
243 Citations (Scopus)

THERMODYNAMIC THEORY OF BLACK HOLES.

Davies, P., Jan 1 1977, Proc R Soc London Ser A. 1975 ed. Vol. 353. p. 499-521 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Stability criteria
Thermodynamics
1976
32 Citations (Scopus)

ON THE ORIGIN OF BLACK HOLE EVAPORATION RADIATION.

Davies, P., Oct 8 1976, Proc R Soc London Ser A. 1664 ed. Vol. 351. p. 129-137 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tensors
Momentum
Evaporation
Radiation
Vacuum
1969
81 Citations (Scopus)

RADIATION DAMPING IN THE OPTICAL CONTINUUM

Davies, P. & SEATON MJ, MJ., Jul 1969, J of Phys B (At Mol Phys). 7 ed. Vol. 2. p. 757-765 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Damping
damping
continuums
Radiation
radiation