image of Marc Davis Marc Davis received his B.S. degree from MIT in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Physics from Princeton in 1973. He has been a Professor of Astronomy and Physics at University of California at Berkeley since 1981. He is recognized as a leading authority on physical cosmology and large scale structure in the universe, and is most widely known for his work on redshift surveys of galaxies and for numerical simulation of the development of structures in the universe. He is the author of more than 150 research publications and has trained approximately a dozen Ph.D. students. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Davis resides in Berkeley with his wife and two sons. Apart from science, Davis enjoys an outdoor life of skiing, tennis, biking, and hiking.