J. C. Séamus Davis
Professor of Physics

Oxford University
Oxford, UK

J. C. Séamus Davis
Professor of Quantum Physics

University of College Cork
Cork, Ireland

J. C. Séamus Davis
Emeritus Professor of Physics

Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA

J. C. Séamus Davis
Max Planck Fellow

Centre for Quantum Materials


Education / Experience / Appointments

  1979-1983 UCC, National University of Ireland, B. Sc. Physics 1983.
  1983-1989 University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D. Physics 1989.
  1983-1989 Graduate Research Assistant, U. of California, Berkeley.
  1990-1992 Postdoctoral Research Associate, U. of California, Berkeley.
  1993-1997 Assistant Professor of Physics, U. of California, Berkeley.
  1998-2002 Faculty Physicist, L. Berkeley National Laboratory, CA.
  1998-2000 Associate Professor of Physics, U. of California, Berkeley.
  2000-2002 Professor of Physics, U. of California, Berkeley.
  2003-2008 Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  2007-2018 Senior Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY.
  2007-2018 SUPA Distinguished Professor of Physics, St. Andrews University, Scotland.
  2008-2018 J.G. White Distinguished Professor, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  2009-2014 Director, DoE, Center for Emergent Superconductivity, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY.
  2019-present  J.G. White Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  2019-present Senior Fellow Wadham College, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  2019-present Professor of Physics, Oxford University, Oxford, UK.
  2019-present Professor of Quantum Physics, University College Cork, Ireland.


  2002 Ehrenfest Lecturer, University of Leiden, Netherlands.
  2008 Pagels Lecturer, Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, CO, USA.
  2008 Loeb Lecturer in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA.
  2009 Einstein Lecturer, Weizmann Institute, Israel.
  2009 Visiting Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Umezawa Lecturer, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.


Von Borries Lecturer, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany.

  2011 Centenary Solvay Conference Delegate, Brussels, Belgium.
  2012 Pagels Lecturer for Aspen CfP 50th Anniversary, Aspen, CO, USA.
  2012 E. K. Adams Lecturer, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA.
  2013 CNAM Distinguished Lecturer, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA.
  2013 University Distinguished Lecturer, SUNY, Stony Brook, NY, USA.
  2014 Cabrera Distinguished Lecturer, Universidad Autonoma, Madrid, Spain.
  2014 PITP Distinguished Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  2015 G. W. Boole Memorial Lecturer, University of College Cork, Cork, Ireland
  2015 A. O. Beckman Lecturer, University of Illinois, IL, USA
  2015 Simons Foundation Lecturer, New York, NY, USA
  2016 TOPNES Public Lecturer, St. Andrews, Fife, Scotland
  2018 Welch Memorial Lecturer, University of Toronto, Canada
  2019 SFI Advisory Lecture at Dail Eireann, Dublin, IE
  2019 Neils Bohr Lecturer, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
  2019 British Irish Chamber of Commerce Keynote Lecture, Dublin, IE
  2019 Van der Waals Lecturer, U. of Leiden, Netherlands

Awards / Honors / Fellowships

  1994 NSF National Young Investigator Award
  1994 Packard Fellow in Science and Engineering
  1996 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  2000 Miller Research Professor
  2000 Outstanding Performance Award, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  2004 Fellow of the UK Institute of Physics
  2005 Fellow of the American Physical Society
  2005 Fritz London Memorial Prize
  2009 H. Kammerling-Onnes Memorial Prize
  2010 Member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences (news on Cornell / BNL / St. Andrews)
  2013 Science & Technology Award, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  2013 National University of Ireland Honorary Doctorate (D. Sc.), Irelend
  2014 Moore Foundation EPiQS experimental investigator
  2016 Science Foundation IRL, Medal of Science
  2019 Science Foundation IRL, Research Professorship
  2019 Fellow of the Max Planck Society
  2020 UK Royal Society, Research Professorship
  2020 Fellow of the Royal Irish Academy
  2020 Olli V. Lounasmaa Memorial Prize

Services (since 2010)

  1 Chairman - Advisory Committee, Quantum Materials Program,
Canadian Inst. For Advanced Research. 2010-today.
  2 Director, 2009-2014; Executive Committee, 2014-today:
DOE Energy Frontier Research Center for Emergent Superconductivity (CES).
  3 Scientific advisory committee, Quantum Materials Institute, UBC 2015-today
  4 Member Editor, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences: 2011-today
  5 Chairman, Simon Memorial Prize Committee, 2013-today.
  6 Member, Scientific Discovery Prize Committee, Natl. Acad. of Sciences USA, 2015-today
  7 Member, Davisson-Germer Prize Committee, American Physical Society, 2018–today

Publication & Invited Talks

Full list of publication since 1987 and of invited talks since 1997 is available for download here.