Paul Davies is a British cosmologist and mathematical physicist. He is Director of the Beyond Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science and co-Director of the Cosmology Initiative, both at Arizona State University. Previously he held academic appointments at the Universities of Cambridge, London and Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, before moving to Australia in 1990, initially as Professor of Mathematical Physics at The University of Adelaide. He is also the author of a number of popular books about physics and cosmology, including God and the New Physics. Davies was the winner of the 1995 Templeton Prize for Progress in Religion.