Jesús Avila

I earned a degree in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid in 2014. Later, I pursued a Master in Theoretical Physics, focused in cosmology and elementary particles. During this period, my fields of interest became wider, and eventually focused in theoretical condensed matter physics. As a result, my MSc thesis was about this subject, under the supervision of Karl Landsteiner, from Instituto de Física Teórica (IFT-UAM), at Madrid.

After finishing the Master, I have been hired by means of a state fellowship in order to continue my career. Currently, I am working in the Theory of Quantum Materials and Solid State Quantum Technologies  group at Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid (ICMM), as a PhD student under the supervision of Ramón Aguado.

My line of research heretofore is the theoretical study on emergence of topologically protected Majorana non-abelian quasiparticles in semiconductor-superconductor platforms, and potential applications thereof to topological quantum computation.