Contact Dr Gareth Davies

Background

Gareth joined CFI in January 2016 after having completed a PhD in Gravitational Wave Astrophysics at the Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow, where he was part of the team which first detected gravitational waves. For this work, the team, including Gareth, received the Special Breakthrough prize in Fundamental Physics.

His thesis title was 'Bayesian searches for continuous gravitational waves in the frequency domain', and involved developing computationally efficient analysis techniques for use in gravitational wave signal analysis from continuous sources such as non-axisymmetric deformations of neutron stars. As well as this he performed the first targeted Bayesian follow-up searches for candidate gravitational wave signals from all-sky and directed searches.

Previous to his PhD, Gareth gained a MPhys Physics (hons) 1st class degree from Lancaster University. His final year project involved the derivation of Gravitational wave equations from Einstein's theory of General relativity, and the estimation of emitted energy from known gravitational wave sources.

Current activities

Gareth's activities involve working with Prof. Keith Rogers, Dr Danae Prokopiou and partners at Nottingham Trent University and HALO X-Ray technologies to develop a new system for rapid material identification. 

Gareth's particular focus is on developing rapid Bayesian analysis algorithms for this project.

Publications

Articles In Journals

Conference Papers

  • Greenwood C, Rogers K, Wilson M, Lyburn I, Evans P, Davies G & Prokopiou D (2017) Towards medical diagnostics using hyperspectral X-ray scatter. In: 11th Annual TechConnect World Innovation Conference and Expo, Washington, 14-17 May 2017.