May 1, 2011—Davies’ work includes puzzling over deep theories like the origin, distribution, evolution and destiny of life, or black hole theories and quantum physics, and applies these principles to the quest for radical new breakthroughs in cancer.
Bio: Paul Davies, PhD, is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and author. He is Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. In addition, he is principal investigator at the Arizona State University Physical Sciences-Oncology Center whose foremost aim is to rigorously question the central tenets of cancer biology and to innovate paradigm shifting tactics that challenge the barriers of contemporary cancer research and treatments. In addition to his research, Davies is a passionate science communicator, and speaks world-wide to academic, public and media audiences. His 28 popular books have been translated into over 20 languages, and are notable for presenting complex ideas in accessible terms.
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