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Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Professional Experience

Associate Professor, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, October 2022–onwards.

Associate Professor, Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam, January 2017–September 2022.

Assistant Professor, Institute of Physics, University of Amsterdam, September 2013–December 2016.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for the Fundamental Laws of Nature, Harvard University, September 2012–August 2013.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Physics Department, McGill University, July 2009–August 2012.

Education

Ph.D. in Physics, University of Michigan, 2009. Dissertation: String Theory Effects on Black Hole Physics. Advisor: Prof. Finn Larsen.

Licenciatura en Astronomia, Maximum Distinction, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, 2004. Advisor: Prof. Maximo Bañados.

Publications

Deforming symmetric product orbifolds: a tale of moduli and higher spin currents
L Apolo, A Belin, S Bintanja, A Castro, CA Keller
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2022)
2022,
159
Deforming Symmetric Product Orbifolds: A tale of moduli and higher spin currents
L Apolo, A Belin, S Bintanja, A Castro, CA Keller
(2022)
Rotating 5D black holes: Interactions and deformations near extremality
A Castro, JE Pedraza, C Toldo, E Verheijden
– SciPost Physics
(2021)
11,
102
Near-AdS2 Spectroscopy: Classifying the Spectrum of Operators and Interactions in N = 2 4D Supergravity
A Castro, E Verheijden
– Universe
(2021)
7,
475
Near-AdS$_2$ Spectroscopy: classifying the spectrum of operators and interactions in $\mathcal{N} = 2$ 4D supergravity
A Castro, E Verheijden
(2021)
Gravitational perturbations from NHEK to Kerr
A Castro, V Godet, J Simon, W Song, B Yu
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2021)
2021,
218
Rotating 5D Black Holes: Interactions and deformations near extremality
A Castro, JF Pedraza, C Toldo, E Verheijden
(2021)
Gravitational perturbations from NHEK to Kerr
A Castro, V Godet, J Simón, W Song, B Yu
(2021)
Probes in AdS3 Quantum Gravity
A Castro
(2021)
389
A note on the $ \mathcal{N} $ = 2 super-$ {\mathcal{W}}_3 $ holographic dictionary
A Castro, A Faraggi, I Osorio
– Journal of High Energy Physics
(2020)
2020,
177
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Research Group

High Energy Physics

Room

B2.19