Dr Chris Fewster
MA, PhD (Cantab)
Mathematical issues in quantum and gravitational physics. Quantum field theory in curved spacetime. Algebraic quantum field theory.
Selected Recent Publications
Endomorphisms and automorphisms of locally covariant quantum field theories. Reviews in Mathematical Physics.. In Press.
Quantization of linearized gravity in cosmological vacuum spacetimes. Reviews in Mathematical Physics. 25(2):1330003[44pp].. 2013.
Dynamical locality and covariance: What makes a physical theory the same in all spacetimes? Annales Henri Poincare. 13:1675-1709.. 2012.
On a Recent Construction of "Vacuum-like" Quantum Field States in Curved Spacetime. Class. Quantum Grav.. 29:205017(20pp).. 2012.
On the notion of "the same physics in all spacetimes". Quantum Field Theory and Gravity. Conceptual and mathematical advances in the search for a unified framework... 2012.
Probability distributions for quantum stress tensors in four dimensions. Phys Rev D. 85(12):125038[20pp].. 2012.
Current students: Matthew Ferguson and Benjamin Lang (both working on locally covariant quantum field theory).
Past students: Simon Dawson ("Bounds on negative energy densities in quantum field theories on flat and curved space-times"), Calvin Smith ("Energy conditions in quantum field theory"), Lutz Osterbrink ("Averaged energy inequalities for the non-minimally coupled scalar field"), Ko Sanders ("Aspects of locally covariant quantum field theory"), David Hunt ("The Quantization of Linear Gravitational Perturbations and the Hadamard Condition").
Elected Member of Senate (August 2012 - July 2015)
Recently held posts
September 2009 - August 2011 Chair, Board of Examiners in Mathematics
Department of Mathematics, University of York, Heslington, York, UK. YO10 5DD