Tamara Davis

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Tamara Davis

Tamara Davis, 2015.jpg
Tamara Davis in 2015
EducationUniversity of New South Wales
Scientific career
FieldsAstrophysics, cosmology
InstitutionsUniversity of Queensland

Tamara Maree Davis AM is an Australian astrophysicist. As of 2020, she is a professor in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Queensland,[1] where she has been employed since 2008.[2][3]

The Australian Academy of Science awarded her their Nancy Millis Medal in 2015,[4] and she was awarded an Australian Laureate Fellowship in 2018,[5]. She received the Astronomical Society of Australia's Louise Webster Prize in 2009,[6][7] and their Robert Ellery Lectureship in 2021.[8] She became a Member of the Order of Australia in 2020.[9]

As an athlete, Davis has competed for Australia at an international level in Ultimate Frisbee.[10]


Davis completed her Ph.D in astrophysics[3] at the University of New South Wales in 2004.[2] She also has a BSc in physics and a BA in philosophy.[3]


  1. ^ "Professor Tamara Davis". University of Queensland.
  2. ^ a b "Tamara Davis". The Conversation. Retrieved 23 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b c "Tamara Davis - VC Research and Teaching Fellowship". Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Australian Academy of Science Nancy Millis Medal". Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  5. ^ "UQ soars with a record-breaking six laureates". University of Queensland. 2 August 2018. Retrieved 3 May 2020.
  6. ^ "Astronomical Society of Australia Louise Webster Prize". Retrieved 14 October 2016.
  7. ^ Williams, Robyn (29 October 2011). "Tamara Davis - tackling the big questions in physics". The Science Show. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National.
  8. ^ "Astronomical Society of Australia Robert Ellery Lectureship". Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  9. ^ "Australian Honours List". Retrieved 15 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Player Summary for Tamara Davis". National Teams of Ultimate. Retrieved 5 May 2020.

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