Roger Davies#


Roger Davies
Membership Number:5293
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:EARTH & COSMIC SCIENCES
Elected:2020
Homepage: https://www2.physics.ox.ac.uk/contacts/people/davies



Present and Previous Positions
  • 2014 Director of the Oxford Hintze Centre for Astrophysical Surveys, Physics Dept., University of Oxford
  • 2011 - 2014 & 2004-05 Head of Astrophysics, Physics Dept., University of Oxford
  • 2005 - 2010 Head of Physics Department, University of Oxford
  • 2002 Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics, Physics Department & Christ Church, University of Oxford
  • 1994 - 2002 Professor & Head of Astronomy, Department of Physics, University of Durham
  • 1992 - 1994 University Lecturer in Physics and Fellow of St. Peter's College, University of Oxford
  • 1988 - 1994 UK Project Scientist for the 8m Gemini Telescopes, University of Oxford
  • 1982 - 1988 Staff member (with tenure from 1987), National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Tucson, Arizona
  • 1979 - 1982 Junior Research Fellow, Christ's College & Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge
  • 1979 - 1980 Lindemann Fellow, Lick Observatory, University of California, Santa Cruz, USA

Fields of Scholarship
  • Galaxy Evolution: early type galaxies
  • Galaxy Evolution: stellar populations
  • Galaxy Evolution: dynamics
  • Cosmology: large scale motions of galaxies
  • Cosmology: the distance scale
  • Astronomical instrumentation: integral field spectrographs
  • Astronomical instrumentation: large telescopes

Honours and Awards
  • 2017 President of the European Astronomical Society
  • 2013 RAS Group Achievement Award for the SAURON survey
  • 2012 & 2015 Australian Astronomical Observatory Distinguished Visitor
  • 2010 - 2012 President Royal Astronomical Society
  • 2009 Fellow of University College London
  • 2006 Doctor Honoris Causa, University Claude Bernard, Lyon 1, France
  • 2006 Visiting Professor, Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • 2006 Dr. Lee’s Reader in Physics, Christ Church, Oxford
  • 2006 Royal Society Wolfson Merit Award
  • 2001 Institute for Scientific Information “Highly Cited Researcher
  • 2001 - 2004 PPARC Senior Research Fellow
  • 2001 Daiwa-Adrian Foundation Prize.
  • 1999 - 2000 Leverhulme University Research Fellow

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