Davis Group research concentrates upon the fundamental physics of electronic, magnetic, atomic and space-time quantum matter. A specialty is development of innovative instrumentation to allow direct visualization (or perception) of characteristic quantum many-body phenomena at atomic scale.

Davis Group operates three suites of ultra-low vibration laboratories, one in Beecroft Building at Oxford University (UK), another in the Kane Building at University College Cork (IE) and a third in Clark Hall at Cornell University (US). The overall objective is to exploit the distinct capabilities and facilities at all laboratories to maximize scientific efficiency.