Professor Gavin Davies is an experimental particle physicist. Our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of nature and the forces that hold them together is ‘encoded’ in the Standard Model. Whilst tremendously successful, it cannot be the final answer, as it does not address issues such as why over 80% of the matter in the universe isn’t visible. His early research was in detecting dark matter and included developing new, more powerful search techniques. Subsequently his research has focused on the Higgs boson with experiments at CERN in Switzerland and Fermilab in the US, including the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) and DZero.
He held various Fellowships in the UK, Italy and Switzerland and has been a member of Faculty at Imperial College London since 2000. He was a member of the STFC’s Particle Physics Grants Panel (PPGP) from 2008-2013.
Last updated: 06 December 2018