Olga Arroyo

I am a PhD student in the Theory of Quantum Materials and Solid State Quantum Technologies group, under the supervision of Leonor Chico. I hold a degree in Physics from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, where I learned about first-principles quantum simulations during an internship at the Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid. After graduating, I earned a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.

Since my master’s, I have been interested in the interplay between group theory, topology and physics, as well as field theory and quantum many-body systems. In my PhD, I am working on theoretical models and computational approaches to low-dimensional Dirac systems and symmetry-protected topological phases of matter. Our research lines are specially useful in the growing fields of nanoelectronics, spintronics and quantum information.