Université Paris-Saclay is a key player in the wide field of quantum sciences and technologies, both at the national level in France and at the international level.  More than 40 research teams contribute at the highest international level to all the strategic areas in quantum technologies, both in university laboratories and in campus-based companies. The researchers are involved in high-level training programmes in quantum physics and engineering. Université Paris-Saclay has also developed successful partnerships between academia and industry and has witnessed the creation of several startups of the second quantum revolution. 



40 world-class teams

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A full range of academic programmes

Bachelor's degree to doctorate

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Nanotechnologies and ultimate instrumentation

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The early stakeholders of the second quantum revolution

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Building the French ecosystem for quantum technologies

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Quantum communications and post-quantum cryptography

To learn more:

  • Physical review letters 89 (18), 187901 (2002)
  • Nature volume 421, pages238–241 (2003)
  • Nature Photonics volume 7, pages 378–381 (2013)
  • Theoretical Computer Science 560, 62-81 (2014)
  • Journal of Mathematical Cryptology 8 (3), 209-247 (2014)

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Quantum sensors

  • L. Rondin, J.-P. Tetienne, T. Hingant, J.-F. Roch, P. Maletinsky, and V. Jacques, “Magnetometry with nitrogen-vacancy defects in diamond”, Reports on Progress in Physics 77, 056503 (2014).
  • M. Chipaux, L. Toraille, C. Larat, L.Morvan,S. Pezzagna, J. Meijer, and T. Debuisschert, Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 233502 (2015).
  • A. Bienfait, P. Campagne-Ibarcq, A.H. Kiilerich, X. Zhou, S. Probst, J. J. Pla, T. Schenkel, D. Vion, D. Esteve, J.J.L. Morton, K. Moelmer, and P. Bertet, Phys. Rev. X 7, 041011 (2017).







Quantum photonics

To learn more: 

  • Physical review letters 49, 91 (1982)
  • Physical review letters 47, 460 (1981)
  • Nature 466, 217 (2010)
  • Nature Photonics 10, 340 (2016)
  • Physical Review Letters 117, 253602 (2016)
  • Phys. Rev. A 96, 053822 (2017)
  • Nature Nanotechnology 12, 663 (2017)
  • Phys. Rev. Lett. 120, 043601 (2018)




Quantum electrical circuits

To learn more: 

  • Quantum Computation and Quantum Information, M. A. Nielsen & I. L. Chuang, Cambridge University Press (2010)
  • Vion et al., Science 296, 886 (2002)
  • A. Bienfait et al., Nature 531,  74 (2016)
  • M. Kapfer et al., Science  363, 846 (2019)







To learn more: 

  • Physical Review Letters, 61, 2472 (1988)
  • Nature Materials, 6, 813 (2007)
  • Nature, Vol. 547, 428 (2017)
  • Nature, Vol. 565, 35 (2019)
  • Nature Review Materials, 2, 17031 (2017)
  • SpinTronicFactory Roadmap: A european community view, Sci.Tech.EU, quarterly 30, 114 (2019)





Quantum simulation 


To learn more: 

  • N. Schlosser et al., Nature 411, 1024 (2001)
  • J. Billy et al., Nature 453, 891 (2008)
  • R. Chang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 117, 235303 (2016)
  • H. Labuhn et al., Nature 534, 667 (2016)
  • P. St-Jean et al., Nat. Photon. 11, 651 (2017)
  • D. Barredo et al., Nature 571, 79 (2018)




Quantum and topological materials 

To learn more: 

  • Y.Imry,  "Introduction to mesoscopic physics" Orford University Press (2002).
  • E. Akkermans and G. Montambaux, "Mesoscopic Physics with electrons and photons", Cambridge University Press, (2007).
  • Comptes Rendus Physique  17, 233 (2016): "Condensed matter physics in the 21st century: The legacy of Jacques Friedel"
  • X. Montiel et al. Phys. Rev. B 95 (2017)
  • J.C. Orain et al. Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 237203 (2017).
  • E. Kermarrec et al., Nature Com 8,14810  (2017).
  • A.Santander et al., Nature Materials 13, 10850 (2014)
  • E. Sivre et al.Nature Physics 14, 145 (2018).
  • M. Ferrier et al.Phys. Rev. Lett. 118, 196803 (2017).
  • M. Kapfer et al.Science 363, 846 (2019).
  • F. Schrindler et al. Nat. Physics 14, 918 (2018).



Quantum algorithms

  • T. Goubault de Brugière, M. Baboulin, B. Valiron, C. Allouche, Synthesizing quantum circuits via numerical optimization, Proceedings of ICCS 2019 (2019).
  • A. Díaz-Caro, M. Guillermo, A. Miquel, B. Valiron. Realizability in the Unitary Sphere. Proceedings of the 24th Annual ACM/IEEE Symposium on Logic in Computer Science, LICS'19 (2019).
  • C. Allouche, M. Baboulin, T. Goubault de Brugière, B. Valiron, Reuse methods for quantum circuits synthesis, Recent Advances in Mathematical and Statistical Methods, Springer-Verlag, Vol. 259, pp. 3-12 (2018).
  • A. Scherer, B. Valiron, S.-C. Mau, Scott Alexander, E. van den Berg and T. E. Chapuran. Concrete resource analysis of the quantum linear-system algorithm used to compute the electromagnetic scattering cross section of a 2D target. Quantum Information Processing 16:60 (2017).







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News for quantum technologies

Héloïse Chochois, « Infiltrée chez les physiciens », coll. « La physique autrement », Author provided

Seven misconceptions about quantum physics

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Promises and progress of quantum engineering

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Deforestation in Brazil, a losing economic strategy?

Monday 16 September 2019 - Research

Julien Wolfersberger, lecturer in the Public Economy Laboratory (AgroParisTech/Inra), discusses the development strategy defended by the current...

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Invited professorship of Sam Webb (SSRL, Stanford, US)

Monday 09 September 2019 - Research

Understanding Complex Heritage Samples - Welcome Ceremony, Jean d’Alembert Fellowship, Université Paris-Saclay

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Entretien avec Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré, auteur du nouveau rapport spécial du Giec

Thursday 08 August 2019 - Research

Cet article est issu d’un entretien avec Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudré, directrice de recherche au CEA au laboratoire des sciences du climat et de l...

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Demystify AI

Wednesday 07 August 2019 - Research

Nicolas Sabouret publishes this week a popular science book in French entitled "Comprendre l’Intelligence Artificielle" (Understanding Artificial...

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IUPAC 2019 : Cu(In,Ga)Se (CIGS) solar cells at low temperature: structural, chemical and electrical properties

Thursday 01 August 2019 - Research

At the IUPAC 2019 congress in Paris, Daniel Lincot, a researcher at the Photovoltaic Institute of Île-de-France (IPVF) on the Paris-Saclay campus,...

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NO to popular misconceptions in chemistry! (3/3)

Monday 29 July 2019 - Research

At a time when climate, the environment and the protection of our planet are finally taking centre stage, Université Paris-Saclay, which has a...

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Cécile Sicard-Roselli: Understanding the functioning of metallic nanoparticles under irradiation

Monday 29 July 2019 - Research

A professor-researcher at the Physical Chemistry Laboratory (LCP - CNRS/Université Paris-Sud), Cécile Sicard-Roselli studies metallic nanoparticles...

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Discover the cosmic abyss on the edge of the Milky Way

Thursday 25 July 2019 - Research

An international team including Daniel Pomarède from Université Paris-Saclay (CEA) has just published new revelations about the immense cosmic void...

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