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J.C. Séamus Davis Physicist

Séamus Davis undertakes a wide range of experimental low-temperature research into the fundamental macroscopic quantum physics of superconductors, superfluids, supersolids, electronic liquid crystals, heavy-fermions, topological insulators and superconductors, magnetic spin and monopole quantum liquids, as well as developing new techniques for visualization and measurement of complex quantum matter.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics (UK) and the American Physical Society (USA); and member of the US National Academy of Sciences.


Science Foundation Ireland - Medal of Science, 2016.

Honorary Doctorate - National University of Ireland, 2014.

The H. Kamerlingh-Onnes Prize, 2009.

The Science and Technology Award of Brookhaven National Lab, 2013.

Th Fritz London Memorial Prize, 2005.

The Outstanding Performance Award of the Lawrence Berkeley Nat. Lab, 2001.

Relevant Publications

P.O. Sprau, A. Kostin, A. Kreisel, A. E. Böhmer, V. Taufour, P.C. Canfield, S. Mukherjee, P.J. Hirschfeld, B.M. Andersen and J.C. Séamus Davis,  Discovery of Orbital-Selective Cooper Pairing in FeSe,  Science 357, 75 (2017).

M.H. Hamidian, S.D. Edkins, S.H. Joo, A. Kostin, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, M.J. Lawler, E.-A. Kim, A.P. Mackenzie, K. Fujita, J. Lee and J.C. Davis, “Detection of a Cooper-Pair Density Wave in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x,” Nature 532 (343 2016).

K. Fujita, C.K. Kim, I. Lee, J. Lee, M.H. Hamidian, I.A. Firmo, S. Mukhopadhyay, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, M.J. Lawler, E.-A. Kim, and J.C. Davis, “Simultaneous Transitions in Cuprate Momentum-Space Topology and Electronic Symmetry Breaking,” Science 344 612 (2014)

M.J. Lawler, K. Fujita, J. Lee, A.R. Schmidt, Y. Kohsaka, C.K. Kim, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, J.C. Davis, J.P. Sethna, and E.-A. Kim, “Intra-unit-cell Electronic Nematicity of the High-Tc Copper-Oxide Pseudogap States,” Nature 466 347 (2010)

J.E. Hoffman, K. McElroy, D.-H. Lee, K.M. Lang, H. Eisaki, S. Uchida, and J.C. Davis, “Imaging Quasiparticle Interference in Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+δ 1148, Science 297 (2002) .



Advisory Committee Chair Quantum Materials


Cornell UniversityDepartment of Physics


PhD (Physics) University of California at Berkeley

BSc (Physics) Univerity College Cork, Ireland


United States

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