The Home Page of John E. Davis
Currently I am employed by the Center for Space Research at MIT to develop analysis software for the Chandra X-ray Observatory. I graduated from The Ohio State University in 1991 with a PhD in theoretical nuclear physics. In particular, I studied non-equilibrium quantum field theory with an emphasis on relativistic heavy ion collisions.
In recent years I have become interested in the problems associated with the analysis of X-ray astronomical data. See the Papers link for some of my contributions to the field.
I have been involved in the free/open software movement for many years, long before it was fashionable. I have no strong philosophical or religious feelings about open software; my view is purely pragmatic: I simply believe that in most cases, where it exists, open software is better, more reliable and flexible, than commercial alternatives.
My contributions to the open software world include:
This page was last updated Mar 14, 2013 by John E. Davis. To comment on it or the material presented here, send email to davis at space mit edu.