A physicist and/or philosopher. He is mainly known for his work on the link between science and religion. For example, his book The Mind of God
got him a Templeton prize
, one of the highest prizes for Western theology. His most well-known postulate is that intelligence as found in humans
and the self-awareness that that brings to the Universe, is special and is not the result of random events, rather there is some higher level cause for intelligence. He also posits that while we may one day understand the laws of the Universe, we do not understand why these particular laws that seem to encourage sentient life, were "chosen".
He formerly worked at the University of Adelaide and his home page is: http://www.physics.adelaide.edu.au/itp/staff/davies.html
He now writes book full time.