Paul Davies is a British-born theoretical physicist and cosmologist. He is currently director of BEYOND, a research institute at Arizona State University dedicated to exploring cutting-edge fields of science, with an eye toward confronting the big questions of existence. Previously, he held academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge and London, and in 1990 moved to Australia where he taught mathematical physics at the University of Adelaide. Later he helped found the Australian Centre for Astrobiology, based at Macquarie University in Sydney.
Davies gives numerous public lectures worldwide and has written twenty-seven books, among them numerous popular works such as The Mind of God, The Matter Myth, and his latest book, Cosmic Jackpot: Why Our Universe Is Just Right for Life (which will be available in paperback as The Goldilocks Enigma). He has also developed and presented programs for radio and television.
Among Davies’ many awards, he received the 1995 Templeton Prize for his work, and in April 1999 the asteroid 1992 OG was officially named (6870) Pauldavies in his honor.