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Dr. S. (Sebastian) De Haro Ollé

Faculty of Science
ILLC
Photographer: Minnie Middelberg

Visiting address
  • Science Park 107
  • Room number: F1.42
Postal address
  • Postbus 94242
    1090 GE Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Sebastian De Haro

    Assistant Professor (Universitair Docent) in Philosophy of Science at the Institute for Logic, Language and Computation and the Institute of Physics of the University of Amsterdam. I am also an associated researcher of the Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena, a Senior Researcher in the Quantum for Society and Business research line at QuSoft, and a member of the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences. I work primarily in Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Physics and Philosophy of Technology.

    Here is the website of our research group in History and Philosophy of Science.

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    During the winter of 2018-2019, I was a visiting fellow in philosophy at the Black Hole Initiative, Harvard University, through invitation by Peter Galison.

    I did my PhD in theoretical physics under Gerard 't Hooft (Nobel Prize in Physics 1999) at Utrecht University in 2001. After that, I was a postdoc in theoretical physics at the University of California, Los Angeles (2001-2003), at the Max-Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics, Potsdam (2003-2006), and at King's College, London (2006-2008). Before joining the Faculty of Science, I was a lecturer at the Amsterdam University College, University of Amsterdam (2009-2020).

    I did my PhD in History and Philosophy of Science under Jeremy Butterfield at the University of Cambridge, as the Tarner student in Philosophy of Science and History of Ideas (2015-2020) at Trinity College, Cambridge

    For my full list of publications, see my Google scholar profile.

  • Publications

    2024

    • Cinti, E., & De Haro Ollé, S. (2024). Cambridge Element on Dualities. Cambridge University Press.

    2023

    2022

    • De Haro, S. (2022). Noether’s Theorems and Energy in General Relativity. In J. Read, & N. J. Teh (Eds.), The Philosophy and Physics of Noether’s Theorems: A Centenary Volume (pp. 197-256). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108665445.010

    2021

    2020

    2019

    2018

    2017

    2016

    2015

    2014

    2013

    2009

    2008

    2007

    • De Haro, S., & Gao, P. (2007). Electric-magnetic duality and deformations of three-dimensional conformal field theories. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 76(10), Article 106008. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.76.106008
    • De Haro, S., Papadimitriou, I., & Petkou, A. C. (2007). Conformally coupled scalars, instantons, and vacuum instability in 4D anti-de sitter space. Physical Review Letters, 98(23), Article 231601. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevLett.98.231601
    • De Haro, S., Ramgoolam, S., & Torrielli, A. (2007). Large N expansion of q-deformed two-dimensional Yang-Mills theory and hecke algebras. Communications in Mathematical Physics, 273(2), 317-355. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00220-007-0232-4

    2006

    2005

    2004

    • De Haro, S. (2004). Chern-Simons theory in lens spaces from 2d Yang-Mills on the cylinder. Journal of High Energy Physics, 8(8), 1097-1118.
    • De Haro, S., & Tierz, M. (2004). Brownian motion, Chern-Simons theory, and 2d Yang-Mills. Physics Letters, Section B: Nuclear, Elementary Particle and High-Energy Physics, 601(3-4), 201-208. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.physletb.2004.09.033
    • van Dongen, J., & de Haro, S. (2004). On black hole complementarity. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B - Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics, 35(3), 509-525. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.shpsb.2004.03.002

    2003

    2001

    • De Haro, S., Skenderis, K., & Solodukhin, S. N. (2001). Gravity in warped compactifications and the holographic stress tensor. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 18(16), 3171-3180. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/18/16/307
    • De Haro, S., Skenderis, K., & Solodukhin, S. N. (2001). Holographic reconstruction of spacetime and renormalization in the AdS/CFT correspondence. Communications in Mathematical Physics, 217(3), 595-622. https://doi.org/10.1007/s002200100381

    1998

    • De Haro, S. (1998). Non-commutative black-hole algebra and string theory from gravity. Classical and Quantum Gravity, 15(3), 519-535. https://doi.org/10.1088/0264-9381/15/3/006
    • De Haro, S. (1998). Planckian scattering and black holes. Journal of High Energy Physics, 2(10).

    2020

    • De Haro, S. (2020). On Visual Representations in Science: [Review of: N. Mößner (2018) Visual Representations in Science: Concept and Epistemology]. Grazer Philosophische Studien, 97(3), 529-538. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1163/18756735-000107 [details]

    2016

    2015

    • de Haro, S., Henke, J., & Tang, D. (2015). A. Cappelli, E. Castellani, F. Colomo and P. Di Vecchia (Eds.): The Birth of String Theory: [Review of: A. Cappelli, E. Castellani, F. Colomo, P. Di Vecchia (2012) The Birth of String Theory]. Foundations of Physics, 45(6), 657-660. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10701-015-9900-y [details]

    Prize / grant

    • De Haro, S. (2024). A Responsible Quantum-Safe Cryptographic Transition.
    • De Haro, S. (2023). Moral smart cities: naar een inclusieve strategie voor techno-morele besluitvorming bij decentrale overeheden.
    • De Haro, S. (2022). NWA-grant for project Is there Space and Time for Experimental Philosophy?.
    • De Haro, S. (2022). NWA-grant for project Quantum Impact on Societal Security.
    • De Haro, S. (2016). Prize competition for essays on Space and Time after Quantum Gravity. https://beyondspacetime.net/essay-prize-2017-cfp/
    • De Haro, S. (2015). The Tarner scholarhsip, Trinity College, Cambridge.

    Journal editor

    Talk / presentation

    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (2023). On Time in de Sitter and the Geometric View of Theories, Perspectives on Time and Atemporality in Cosmology and Natural Sciences, Milan.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (2023). Emergence and Reduction, Exploring Emergence, Amsterdam.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (2023). Dualities and Quasi-Dualities: on Solitons and Phases of Quantum Field Theories, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (28-6-2022). Quantum Impact on Societal Security, Quantum and Society Colloqium, Amsterdam.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (22-3-2022). Quantum Impact on Societal Security, Governmental Quantum Symposium, Ministry of Justice and Security, the Hague.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (22-1-2022). Quantum Impact on Societal Security, Working Group Security, Dutch Banking Association.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (2022). Dualities between Physics and Philosophy, XXI International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (18-11-2021). Visualization and Understanding in Physics, LIRa seminar, ILLC, University of Amsterdam.
    • De Haro, S. (speaker) (18-9-2021). Gauge Theories and Black Hole Entropy Countings, 1994-1996, European Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Conference.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (30-7-2021). Visualization and Understanding in Physics, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology, Plön.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (7-7-2021). A Conceptual Analysis of Black Hole Entropy in String Theory, XXIV International Summer School in Philosophy of Physics, Utrbino. https://sites.google.com/view/xxivurbinosummerschool/home?authuser=0
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (25-3-2021). Formulating Emergence in the Physical Sciences, Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena. https://www.d-iep.org/talks
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (13-11-2020). The Role of Singularities in the Search for Quantum Gravity, Warsaw Spacetime Colloquium, Warsaw.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (18-10-2019). Visualisation and Understanding in Theories with and without a Spacetime, University of Florence.
    • De Haro, S. (speaker) (12-10-2019). A Conceptual Analysis of Black Holes in String Theory, European Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Conference, Geneva.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (11-7-2019). A Conceptual Analysis of Black Hole Entropy in String Theory, 't Hooft 2019 - From Weak Force to Black Hole Thermodynamics and Beyond, Utrecht.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (25-5-2019). Conceptual Aspects of Black Holes in String Theory, New Directions in the Foundations of Physics, Viterbo.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (11-1-2019). Noether's Theorem and Gauge-Gravity Duality, Tsinghua Sanya International Mathematics Forum, Sanya.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (5-1-2019). Noether's Theorem and Gauge-Gravity Duality, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (2019). A Conceptual Analysis of Black Hole Entropy in String Theory, Beyond the Standard Model: historical-critical perspectives, Florence.
    • De Haro, S. (invited speaker) (19-10-2018). Towards a Theory of Emergence in the Physical Sciences, Boston Colloquium for Philosophy of Science, Boston University, USA.

    Others

    • De Haro, S. (organiser) (24-6-2022). The Quantum, the Thermal and the Gravitational Reconciled: Physics and Philosophy in the Varied Landscape of the Intersections, Munich (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • De Haro, S. (member of programme committee) (14-9-2019). European Philosophy of Science Association Biennial Conference, Geneva (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • De Haro, S. (organiser) (13-7-2019). 't Hooft 2019 - From Weak Force to Black Hole Thermodynamics and Beyond, Utrecht (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • De Haro, S. (organiser) (11-5-2019). Emergence: Conceptual and Philosophical Aspects, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • De Haro, S. (organiser) (2-11-2018). Equivalence and Duality of Physical Theories, Seattle. Symposium organiser (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • De Haro, S. (visiting researcher) (12-10-2018 - 28-2-2019). Harvard University (visiting an external institution).
    • De Haro, S. (member of programme committee) (10-7-2018). Foundations 2018 (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
    • De Haro, S. (organiser) (24-8-2017). Duality, Equivalence, and Emergence, Munich (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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