Assistant Professor
The Theoretical and Mathematical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics Division
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Short Bio

Α. Education

1992: B.Sc. in Physics, University of Patras, Greece.
1993: M.Sc. in “Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces”, Imperial College, London.
1996: Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, Imperial College, London. Supervisor: J. J. Halliwell

Β. Research/Professional Career

1996-1997: Postdoctoral Research at Imperial College.
1997-1998: Postdoctoral Researcher  at the Department of Fundamental Physics, University of Barcelona. (Funded by the goverment of Catalunya)
1998-2001: Postdoctoral Researcher at Gravity Theory group, University of Maryland. (Funded by NSF and the Onassis Foundation).
2001-2003: Postdoctoral Researcher at Spinoza Institut, Utrecht University, Netherlands. (Funded by a Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Commission.)
2004-10: Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Physics, University of Patras. (Funded by A Marie Curie Reintegrtion grant, a Empirikion Foundtion Fellowship, and a Pythagoras II grant).
2008-13: Teaching in Technical Institute of Patras, Department of Optics and Optometry.
2010: Elected lecturer at Department of Physics, University of Patras.

C. Research Interests

  • Gravity Theory. Thermodynamics of gravitating systems and black holes, quantum effects in non-inertial reference frames, gravitational quantum physics.
  • Quantum Gravity. Time in quantum mechanics, quantum measurement theory for temporal observables. quantum correlations, emergence of irreversibility and of the classical world in quantum systems.
  • Quantum Information. Open quantum systems, entanglement dynamics, relativistic quantum information.

D. Research

  • 51 publications in journals, single author in 18.
  • 7 publications in conference proceedings.
  • 2 papers [Class. Quant. Grav. 25, 154003, 2008 , Class. Quant. Grav. 30, 165007, 2013] selected among highlights of the year by the journal.
  • Author of Particle or Wave: The Evolution of the Concept of Matter in Modern Physics” (Princeton University Press, 2008).  The book was a selection of the Scientific Americal Book Club.
Research Activities
  1. C. Anastopoulos and J. J. Halliwell, Generalised Uncertainty Relations and Long Time Limits for Quantum Brownian Motion ModelsPhys. Rev. D51, 6870, 1995
  2. C. Anastopoulos, Decoherence and Classical Predictability of Phase Space HistoriesPhys. Rev. E53, 4711, 1996
  3. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Theory of Nonrelativistic Particles Interacting with GravityPhys. Rev. D54, 1600, 1996
  4. C. Anastopoulos, Coarse Grainings and Irreversibility in Quantum Field TheoryPhys. Rev. D56, 1009, 1997
  5. C. Anastopoulos, N-particle Sector of Field Theory as a Quantum Open SystemPhys. Rev. D56, 6702, 1997
  6. C. Anastopoulos and A. Zoupas, Non–Equilibrium Quantum ElectrodynamicsPhys. Rev. D58, 105006, 1998
  7. C. Anastopoulos, Preferred Consistent History SetsInt. J. Theor. Phys. 37, 2261, 1998
  8. C. Anastopoulos, Classical Limits of Quantum Field TheoriesInt. J. Theor. Phys. 38, 2721, 1999
  9. C. Anastopoulos, Information Measures and Classicality in Quantum MechanicsPhys. Rev. D59, 045001, 1999
  10. N. Savvidou and C. Anastopoulos, History Quantisation of Parameterised Systems Development of a General AlgorithmClass. Quant. Grav. 17, 2463, 2000
  11. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Fields in Non-Static Background: α Histories PerspectiveJ. Math. Phys. 41, 617, 2000
  12. C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Two-level Atom-Field Interaction: Exact Master Equation for Non-Markovian Dynamics, Decoherence and RelaxationPhys. Rev. A62, 033821, 2000
  13. C. Anastopoulos, Continuous-time Histories: Observables, Probabilities, Phase Space Structure and the Classical Limit, J. Math. Phys. 42, 3225, 2001
  14. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Correlation Functions and the Classical LimitPhys. Rev. D63, 125024, 2001
  15. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Theory without Hilbert SpacesFound. Phys. 31, 2545, 2001
  16. C. Anastopoulos, Frequently Asked Questions about DecoherenceInt. J. Theor. Phys. 41, 1573, 2002
  17. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Quantum Mechanical Histories and the Berry PhaseInt. J. Theor. Phys. 41, 529, 2002
  18. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Processes on Phase SpaceAnn. Phys. 303, 273, 2003
  19. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Vs.Stochastic Processes and the Role of Complex NumbersInt. J. Theor. Phys. 42, 1229, 2003
  20. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Role of Phase Space Geometry in Heisenberg Uncertainty RelationsAnn. Phys. 308, 329, 2003
  21. C. Anastopoulos, Coherent States of Spinning Relativistic ParticlesJ. Phys. A: Math. Gen. 37, 8619, 2004
  22. C. Anastopoulos, On the Relation Between Quantum Mechanical Probabilities and Event FrequenciesAnn. Phys. 313, 368, 2004
  23. C. Anastopoulos, Spin-Statistics Theorem and Geometric QuantizationInt. J. Mod. Phys. A 19, 655, 2004
  24. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, History Minisuperspace ModelsClass. Quant. Grav. 22, 1841, 2005
  25. S. Shresta, C. Anastopoulos A. Dragulescu and B.L.Hu, Non-Markovian qubit dynamics in a thermal field bath: Relaxation, decoherence, and EntanglementPhys. Rev. A71, 022109, 2005
  26. C. Anastopoulos, Quantum Probabilities Vs. Event FrequenciesBraz. J. Phys. 35, 503, 2005
  27. C. Anastopoulos, Classical versus Quantum Probability in Sequential MeasurementsFound. Phys. 36, 1601, 2006
  28. C. Anastopoulos, Some Remarks on the Role of Complex Numbers in Quantum TheoryInt. J. Theor. Phys. 45, 1483, 2006
  29. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Time-of-Arrival Probabilities and Quantum MeasurementsJ. Math. Phys. 47, 122106, 2006
  30. C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Decoherence in Quantum Gravity: Issues and CritiquesJ. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 67, 012012, 2007
  31. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Quantum probabilities for time-extended AlternativesJ. Math. Phys. 48, 032106, 2007
  32. C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Intrinsic and Fundamental Decoherence: Issues and ProblemsClass. Quant. Grav. 25, 154003, 2008
  33. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Time-of-Arrival Probabilities and Quantum Measurements: II Application to tunnelling timesJ. Math. Phys. 49, 022101 , 2008
  34. C. Anastopoulos, Time-of-Arrival Probabilities and Quantum Measurements: III Decay of unstable statesJ. Math. Phys. 49, 022103, 2008
  35. C. Anastopoulos, Gravitational Backreaction in Cosmological SpacetimesPhys. Rev. D79, 084029, 2009
  36. C. Anastopoulos, S. Shresta and B. L. Hu, Non-Markovian Entanglement Dynamics of Two Qubits Interacting with a Common Electromagnetic FieldQ. Inf. Proc. 8, 549, 2009
  37. C. Anastopoulos, S. Kechribaris and D. Mylonas, Generalized Uncertainty Relations and Entanglement Dynamics in Quantum Brownian Motion ModelsPhys. Rev. A82, 042119, 2010
  38. C. Fleming, N. Cummings, C.Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, The Rotating-Wave Approximation: Consistency and Applicability from an Open Quantum System AnalysisJ. Phys A: Math. Theor. 43, 405304, 2010
  39. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Consistent Thermodynamics for Spin EchoesPhys. Rev. E83, 021118, 2011
  40. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Coherences of Accelerated Detectors and the Local Character of the Unruh EffectJ. Math. Phys. 53, 012107, 2012
  41. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Entropy of Singularities in Self-Gravitating RadiationClass. Quant. Grav. 29, 025004, 2012
  42. C. Fleming, N. Cummings, C.Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Non-Markovian Dynamics and Entanglement of Two-Level Atoms in a Common FieldJ. Phys A: Math. Theor. 45, 065301, 2012
  43. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Time-of-Arrival Probabilities for General Particle Detectors Phys. Rev. A86, 012111, 2012
  44. C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, A Master Equation for Gravitational Decoherence: Probing the Textures of Spacetime Class. Quant. Grav. 30, 165007, 2013
  45. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Quantum Temporal Probabilities in Tunneling Systems Ann. Phys. 336, 281, 2013
  46. C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Problems with the Newton-Schrodinger equationNew J. Phys. 16, 085007, 2014
  47. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Real-time particle-detection probabilities in accelerated macroscopic detectorsGen. Rel. Grav. 47, 1842, 2014
  48. N. Savvidou and C. Anastopoulos, The thermodynamics of self-gravitating systems in equilibrium is holographicClass. Quant. Grav. 31, 055003, 2014
  49. C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Probing a Gravitational Cat StateClass. Quant. Grav. 32, 165022, 2015
  50. M. Derakshani, C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Probing a Gravitational Cat State: Experimental PossibilitiesJ. Phys: Conf. Ser. 701, 012015, 2016
  51. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, The thermodynamics of a black hole in equilibrium implies the breakdown of Einstein equations on a macroscopic near-horizon shellJHEP 2016, 144, 2016
  52. D. Moustos and C. Anastopoulos, Non-Markovian time evolution of an accelerated qubitPhys. Rev D95, 025020 , 2017
  53. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Path of a Tunneling ParticlePhys Rev. A95 , 052120, 2017
  54. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Time-of-Arrival CorrelationsPhys. Rev. A95, 032105 , 2017
  55. C. Anastopoulos and B. L. Hu, Equivalence Principle for Quantum Systems: Dephasing and Phase Shift of Free-Falling ParticlesClass. Quant. Grav. 35, 035011, 2018
  56. C. Anastopoulos, Decays of Unstable Quantum StatesInt. J. Theor. Phys. 58 , 890 , 2019
  57. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Time of Arrival and Localization of Relativistic ParticlesJ. Math. Phys. 60, 032301, 2019
  58. C. Anastopoulos and N. Savvidou, Multi-Time Measurements in Hawking Radiation: Information at Higher-Order CorrelationsClass. Quant. Grav. 37, 025015, 2020