Dr Hinne Hettema

PhD (Nijmegen, 1993), PhD (Groningen, 2012)

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Honorary Academic


He studied Theoretical Chemistry and Philosophy of Science at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen. He has completed a PhD in Theoretical Chemistry (Nijmegen, 1993) and in Philosophy (Groningen, 2012) and is currently working as a security consultant.

Research | Current

  • Cyber security
  • Philosophy of Cyber Security
  • Philosophy of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Philosophy of cyber security
  • Philosophy of science
  • Philosophy of chemistry

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Hettema, H. (2017). Union of Chemistry and Physics: Linkages, Reduction, Theory Nets and Ontology. SPRINGER INTERNATIONAL PUBLISHING AG. Pages: 295. 10.1007/978-3-319-60910-2
  • Hettema, H. (2014). Linking chemistry with physics: a reply to Lombardi. Foundations of Chemistry: philosophical, historical and interdisciplinary studies of chemistry, 46 (1).10.1007/s10698-014-9200-1
  • Hettema, H. (2013). Austere quantum mechanics as a reductive basis for chemistry. Foundations of Chemistry, 15 (3), 311-326. 10.1007/s10698-012-9173-x
  • Hettema, H. (2013). QTAIM as a research programme: A reply to Shahbazian. Foundations of Chemistry, 15 (3), 335-341. 10.1007/s10698-013-9193-1
  • Aidas, K., Angeli, C., Cimiraglia, R., Bak, K. L., Bakken, V., Bast, R., ... Christiansen, O. (2013). The Dalton quantum chemistry program system. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Computational Molecular Science10.1002/wcms.1172
  • Hettema, H. (2012). Reducing Chemistry to Physics: Limits, Models, Consequences. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Pages: 480. Related URL.
  • Hettema, H. (2012). The Unity of Chemistry and Physics: Absolute Reaction Rate Theory. Hyle: international journal for philosophy of chemistry, 18 (2), 145-173. Related URL.
  • Hettema, H. (2000). Quantum chemistry. World Scientific Pub Co Inc. Pages: 478.


Contact details

Primary office location

ARTS 1 - Bldg 206
Level 4, Room 401
New Zealand

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