Professor Andreopoulos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1974. He attended the University of Athens receiving a BSc in Physics in 1996, a Master's degree in Nuclear and Particle Physics in 1998, and a PhD in Experimental Particle Physics in 2003. In 2003 he joined the Particle Physics Department of Rutherford Appleton Laboratory as a post-doctoral researcher, and in 2007 he was promoted to a Scientist position. In 2014 he joined the Physics Department of the University of Liverpool as a faculty member, in a joint appointment with Rutherford Appleton Laboratory. Since 2018 he holds a Chair in Experimental Particle Physics at the University of Liverpool.
Professor Andreopoulos has been working on accelerator-based neutrino physics for the past 30 years. Between 1996 and 2008, he worked on neutrino experiments at Fermilab in U.S., where he was involved in the first direct observation of the tau neutrino by the DONuT experiment and the confirmation of neutrino oscillations by the MINOS experiment. In the decade that followed, he played a key role in precision measurements of neutrino oscillations in the T2K experiment in Japan, leading an analysis group (VALOR) that contributed to all published oscillation results between 2010-2020. Currently, Professor Andreopoulos works at the SBND experiment in the Fermilab Short Baseline Neutrino program where, as Physics Coordinator, he plays a central role in a broad neutrino physics exploitation program based on the LArTPC neutrino detection technology. He is also active in the JUNO experiment in China, where he in involved in atmospheric neutrino studies aiming to enhance the neutrino mass ordering sensitivity of the experiment. Professor Andreopoulos is renowned for his phenomenological work and contributions in computer simulations of neutrino interactions, and he is the spokesperson of the GENIE collaboration producing a well-known event generator used by all neutrino experiments. His work extends to the novel field of Quantum Computing where, in collaboration with scientists from the Fermilab Quantum Institute, he explores the use of quantum processors for neutrino interaction calculations.
Professor Andreopoulos has contributed to more than 150 scientific papers with over 20,000 citations, and he is a co-recipient (with the T2K collaboration) of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Prizes or Honours
- Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics (co-recipient) (Breakthrough Prize Board, 2015)
- Associateship Award (Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham Univ.) , 2016)
- Associateship Award (Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham Univ.) , 2015)
- Associateship awards (Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology (Durham Univ.) , 2009)