30 Apr 2019

Workshop in honor of Anne-Christine Davis

On 1st May 2019, there will be a one-day workshop at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at Cambridge to mark the retirement of Anne-Christine Davis.

Anne-Christine Davis is Cambridge University’s first female Professor in the history of the Faculty of Mathematics and the University’s first female Professor of theoretical physics.

Anne’s research has mainly been on theoretical cosmology, both at very early and late times, recently focusing on modified gravity and dark energy. She is one of the prime inventors of the chameleon model of modified gravity and the environmental dilation theory. She also works on inflationary cosmology and has investigated the theoretical constraints on modified gravity theories from laboratory experiments. In addition, she is involved in the CANNEX experiment in Amsterdam.

As well as being the first female Professor in the Faculty of Mathematics, where she now holds the 1967 chair of Mathematical Physics, Anne’s achievements include being the first woman in the CERN Theory Group and co-founding UKCosmo meetings with Tom Kibble, which are still going strong. She has long been a driving force in the UK cosmology community, and has done much to encourage and further the cause of women in mathematics and science more generally. From 2014 to 2017, she was Cambridge University’s Gender Equality Champion for STEMM.

More information on the celebration and the scientific programme here.