J.C. Séamus Davis is the J.G. White Distinguished Professor of Physical Sciences at Cornell University; he is also the SUPA Distinguished Research Professor of Physics at St. Andrews University, Scotland, and a senior physicist at Brookhaven National Laboratory in Upton, New York. Between 2009 and 2014 he was the Director of the Center for Emergent Superconductivity, an Energy Frontier Research Center of the U.S. Department of Energy. Davis’ active research is focused upon macroscopic quantum physics of emergent quantum matter, including studies of superconductors, superfluids, supersolids, spin liquids, monopole liquids and heavy fermions. Davis has been the recipient of the the Outstanding Performance Award of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2001), the Science and Technology Award of Brookhaven National Laboratory (2013), the Fritz London Memorial Prize (2005), and the H. Kamerlingh-Onnes Memorial Prize (2009). Davis is a fellow of the Institute of Physics (U.K.), the American Physical Society (U.S.), and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.