Paul Davies

Regents’ Professor
Director of Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
Director of the Center for the Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer
Biology Co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative
Arizona State University

What He Studies

Deep foundational questions in science, including the origin of the universe, the origin and evolution of life, the properties of black holes, the nature of time, and the possibility of life beyond Earth, as well as how concepts from physics and astrobiology might be applied to cancer research

in the news

Six Big Questions at the Frontiers of Science

Paul Davies discusses the origins of the universe, life and consciousness, the nature of time and asks is there life beyond our planet? He also offers a new perspective on cancer—is it a window on the past?
— Radio National, Australian Broadcasting Corporation


Are We Alone in the Universe?

If a planet is to be inhabited rather than merely habitable, two basic requirements must be met: the planet must first be suitable and then life must emerge on it at some stage. What can be said about the chances of life starting up on a habitable planet?
— The New York Times


Paul Davies
Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science
Arizona State University
P.O. Box 871504
Tempe, AZ 85287–1504

Phone: 480-965-3240
Fax: 480-965-6362

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