UCL Department of Physics and Astronomy

Prof Donald Davis

Prof Donald Davis

Emeritus Professor in Physics

Dept of Physics & Astronomy

Faculty of Maths & Physical Sciences

Joined UCL
1st Oct 2000

Research summary

My research interests include a number of topics in intermediate energy and high energy particle physics, namely strange particle and heavy flavour physics, the study of hypernuclei, ultra-relativistic heavy ion physics and the presence of neutron haloes in heavy nuclei. This research has been carried out using nuclear photographic emulsions, bubble chambers and various emulsion-counter hybrid techniques at accelerator laboratories in Europe, USA and Japan.


I came to UCL in 1953 and graduated in Physics in 1956 and then stayed on as a research student, gaining my PhD in 1959 in nuclear physics. After two years as a postdoctoral DSIR research assistant I went as a Fulbright Travel Scholar to the University of Chicago as a research associate (1961-62). On returning to UCL I was appointed a lecturer in 1963, promoted to Reader in 1972 and to Professor in 1986. I am currently Emeritus Professor in the Department..