Professor J.C. Séamus Davis graduated from UCC in 1983 with a BSc in Physics. After spending much of his research career in the USA, it was announced in 2018 that he would be returning to his undergraduate college with the help of SFI funding to launch a landmark collaboration between UCC and Oxford.
The Davis Group at Oxford and UCC were covered in the following news articles - Irish times, Irish Examiner, Science Foundation of Ireland, Industrial Development Authority Ireland, Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation of Ireland, Atlantic Bridge, Silicon Republic, The times, Oxford University.
The Davis Group's research focuses on the fundamental physics of electronic, magnetic and atomic quantum matter. A specialty is development of innovative instrumentation to allow direct visualization (or perception) of characteristic quantum many-body phenomena at atomic scale.
The Davis Group plans to operate two suites of ultra-low vibration laboratories, one in Beecroft Building at Oxford University (UK) and the other in the Kane Building at University College Cork (IE). Ours is as single research group conducting scientifically harmonized studies with complementary scientific instruments at Oxford and Cork. The overall objective is to exploit the distinct capabilities and facilities at both laboratories to maximize scientific efficiency.