E. Brian Davies

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Brian Davies
Born Edward Brian Davies
Institutions University of Oxford
King's College London
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford (Ph.D., 1965)
Doctoral advisor David Edwards
Doctoral students David E. Evans
Notable awards Senior Berwick Prize (1998)[citation needed]
Pólya Prize (2011)

Edward Brian Davies FRS (born 13 June 1944) was Professor of Mathematics, King's College London (1981–2010), and author of the popular science book Science in the Looking Glass: What do Scientists Really Know.[1] In 2010, he was awarded a Gauss Lecture by the German Mathematical Society.



  • Davies, E. Brian (1976). Quantum Theory of Open Systems. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-206150-0. 
  • Davies, E.B. (1980). One-Parameter Semigroups. London Math. Soc. Monograph series. Academic Press. ISBN 0-12-206280-9. 
  • Davies, E.B. (1989). Heat Kernels and Spectral Theory. Cambridge Tracts in Mathematics. 92. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-36136-2. [2]
  • Davies, E.B. (1995). Spectral Theory and Differential Operators. Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics. 42. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-47250-4. 
  • Davies, E.B.; Safarov, Y. (1999). Spectral Theory and Geometry. London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Series. 273. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-77749-6. 
  • Davies, E.B. (2003). Science in the Looking Glass. Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-852543-5. 
  • Davies, E.B. (2007). Linear Operators and their Spectra. Cambridge Studies in Advanced Mathematics. 106. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-86629-3. 
  • Davies, E.B. (2010). Why Beliefs Matter: Reflections on the Nature of Science. Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-958620-2. 


  1. ^ DAVIES, Prof. (Edward) Brian, Who's Who 2015, A & C Black, 2015; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  2. ^ Strichartz, Robert S. (1990). "Review: Heat kernels and spectral theory, by E. B. Davies". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.). 23 (1): 222–227. doi:10.1090/s0273-0979-1990-15936-1. 

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