Dr Eleni-Alexandra Kontou
Lecturer in Theoretical Physics
Eleni was awarded a Phd in Physics from Tufts University in 2015. After successfully applying for a Horizon 2020 EU grant, she became a Marie Skłodowska-Curie research fellow at the University of York from 2017 to 2019. From 2020 to 2022 she was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Amsterdam. She has also worked as a visiting assistant professor at Bard College and the College of the Holy Cross, selective liberal art colleges.
Eleni’s research interests lie in the field of quantum field theory on curved spacetimes:
- Energy conditions and quantum energy inequalities
- Singularity theorems
- Black holes