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Theoretical High Energy Particle Physics Group

Career

           2014 --     University Gender Equality Champion for STEMM subjects

           2013---     Professor of Mathematical Physics (1967), DAMTP, Cambridge University

  • 2002-2013 Professor of Theoretical Physics, DAMTP, Cambridge University
  • 1996-2000 Reader in Theoretical Physics DAMTP
  • 1995-1996 ADR -- DAMTP
  • 1988-1995 College Teaching Officer, Kings College Cambridge
  • 1983-1988 Research Council Advanced Fellow, DAMTP Cambridge University
  • 1982-1983 Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA
  • 1980-1982 Fellow, Theory Division, CERN, Geneva
  • 1978-1980 Postdoctoral research associate in theoretical physics, Blackett Physics Laboratory Imperial College, London
  • 1976-1978 Postdoctoral research associate in theoretical physics, Mathematics Department, Durham University

Research

Anne Davis' recent research is in Particle Cosmology. Her current work is on modified gravity theories, such as the chameleon model and related scalar-tensor theories of gravity. She has studied the full cosmological evolution of the chameleon, considered solar system constraints, laboratory constraints and cosmological constrains. She has shown that chameleons could be detected in future Casimir force type experiments. She has also worked on inflation and extra-dimensional theories.

Selected Publications

http://www-spires.dur.ac.uk/cgi-bin/spiface/hep/www?rawcmd=find+a+davis%2C+a.c.&FORMAT=WWW&SEQUENCE=

 Teaching

Principles of Quantum Mechanics

Below is the link to some lectures notes for this course with acknowledgement to my predecessors, Dr J.M. Evans and Prof R.R. Horgan

 

 www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/acd/

 

Publications

Spin precession as a new window into disformal scalar fields
P Brax, AC Davis, S Melville, LK Wong
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
(2021)
2021,
001
On the time evolution of cosmological correlators
S Céspedes, AC Davis, S Melville
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2021)
2021,
12
Stellar streams in chameleon gravity
AP Naik, NW Evans, E Puchwein, H Zhao, AC Davis
– Physical Review D
(2020)
102,
084066
Novel screening with two bodies: Summing the ladder in disformal scalar-tensor theories
AC Davis, S Melville
– Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
(2020)
2020,
013
Swampland and screened modified gravity
P Brax, C van de Bruck, A-C Davis
– Physical Review D
(2020)
101,
083514
Classical symmetron force in Casimir experiments
B Elder, V Vardanyan, Y Akrami, P Brax, AC Davis, RS Decca
– Physical Review D
(2020)
101,
064065
Constraints on chameleon f(R)-gravity from galaxy rotation curves of the SPARC sample
AP Naik, E Puchwein, AC Davis, D Sijacki, H Desmond
– Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
(2019)
489,
771
Effective field theory for black holes with induced scalar charges
LK Wong, A-C Davis, R Gregory
– Physical Review D
(2019)
100,
024010
Disformally coupled scalar fields and inspiralling trajectories
P Brax, AC Davis, A Kuntz
– Physical Review D
(2019)
99,
124034
Constraints on Holographic Multifield Inflation and Models Based on the Hamilton-Jacobi Formalism.
A Achúcarro, S Céspedes, A-C Davis, GA Palma
– Physical review letters
(2019)
122,
191301
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B2.18

Telephone

01223 337878