Universidade de Vigo
Grupo de Antenas y Radar

Grupo de Antenas, Radar y Comunicaciones Ópticas

We are a leading research group in the area of electromagnetism. Our scope covers antenna design and measurement, computational electromagnetism, EMC, radar, millimiter waves applications, electro-optics and quantum information technology.

Víctor Zapatero Castrillo

Predoctoral Researcher
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Víctor Zapatero Castrillo
e-mail vzapatero@com.uvigo.es
phone +34 986 81 3874
office Researcher´s Office B011
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Víctor Zapatero graduated in Physics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2015, and obtained his Master’s Degree in Theoretical Physics in 2016, at the same university. Currently, he is a Ph.D student at the Universidad de Vigo, Departamento de Teoría de la Señal y Comunicaciones. His research activity lies in the area of quantum cryptography.


  • Quantum cryptography


Publications International Journals

  • 1. Miguel Aparicio Resco, Álvaro de la Cruz-Dombriz, Felipe J.Llanes-Estrada, Víctor Zapatero Castrillo “On neutrón stars in f(R) theories: small radii, large masses and large energy emitted in a merger” Physics of the Dark Universe 13 (2016) 147-161
  • 2. V. Zapatero, M. Curty, "Long-distance device-independent quantum key distribution", preprint arXiv:1905.03591, submitted to Scientific Reports (2019).

International Symposia

  • 1. V. Castrillo, M. Curty, "Performance evaluation of practical device-independent quantum key distribution", 8th international conference on quantum cryptography (QCRYPT2018), Shanghai, China, 27-31 August 2018.
  • 2. V. Zapatero, M. Curty, “Secure quantum key distribution with dishonest devices”, 9th international conference on quantum cryptography (QCRYPT2019), Montreal, Canada, 26-30 August 2019.


National Symposia

  • 1. Zapatero Víctor, "Performance evaluation of device-independent quantum key distribution with practical sources", XXXVI Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física, 17al 21 de Julio, Santiago de Compostela (2017).
  • 2. V. Zapatero, M. Curty, "Quantum key distribution secure against malicious providers", XXXVII Reunión Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física, University of Zaragoza, Zaragoza (Spain), 15-19 July 2019.