Eleni Kontou



2017- Present - Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of YorK.  Supervisor: Professor Christopher Fewster. Project: Quantum Energy Inequalities and Singularity Theorems (QuEST)

2015-2017- Visiting Assistant Professor of Physics at Bard College

2009-2015 - PhD at Tufts University, Advisor: Professor Ken Olum. Thesis: Average null energy condition and quantum inequalities in curved spacetime

2004-2009 - B.Sc. at University of Athens, Advisor: Professor Mairi Sakellariados. Thesis: Inflationary cosmology and reheating of the universe

Profile at HEP




My main research interests lie in quantum field theory in curved spacetime and most of my work is on quantum inequalities and energy conditions. I am currently working on the QuEST project funded by the Marie SkÅ‚odowska-Curie scheme. The objective of the project is to prove singularity theorems applicable to quantum matter and thereby to cast light on the existence of singularities in our universe.

I am also working on collaborations in models of compactification of extra dimensions, complex tunneling in quantum mechanics, and black hole evaporation. 

HEP publications

Research group(s)

Mathematical Physics



General Relativity 

Contact details

Dr Eleni Kontou

Tel: +44 1904 32 2058