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. 



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Bachelor's degree to doctorate

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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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Exploring the psychological basis of diet

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Low-dimensional materials: observing and controlling matter at nanoscale level

Monday 15 July 2019 - Research

Using original optical microscopy techniques and cutting-edge electronic microscopy platforms, the laboratories of Université Paris-Saclay are...

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Monday 15 July 2019 - Research

Armed with oncolytic viruses, researchers of Université Paris-Saclay are attacking tumors. The vesicular stomatitis virus and adenoviruses figure...

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Graham Noctor: Understanding plant stress

Wednesday 10 July 2019 - Research

Graham Noctor is a researcher in plant biology at the Institute of Plant Sciences - Paris-Saclay. He has just been appointed senior member of the...

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Jean-Pierre Mahy: When chemistry and biology combine to improve our daily lives

Friday 05 July 2019 - Research

A chemist at the interface of biology, Jean-Pierre Mahy is a researcher at Orsay Institute of Molecular Chemistry and Materials (ICMMO - CNRS...

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Accueil de manifestations scientifiques à l'IEA : les 3 projets lauréats

Wednesday 03 July 2019 - Research

Lancé en mai dernier par l'Institut d'études avancées (IEA) de Paris, en partenariat avec l'Université Paris-Saclay, l'appel à propositions ...

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Monitoring the ion trajectory in real time

Tuesday 02 July 2019 - Research

The Correlated Cold Matter team, led by Yan Picard and Daniel Comparat of Aimé Cotton Laboratory of Université Paris-Saclay, has developed a new...

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