CNRS Research director

Professor of Quantum Physics at École polytechnique

Head of the Quantum matter team at CPHT: see web site

Director of the ICFP Quantum Master at Ecole Normale Supérieure

Deputy Director of the Quantum-Saclay Center

Laureate of an ERC Starting Grant 2010

Leconte Prize from the French Academy of Science 2012

Personnal page: see web site

Short biography

I am a CNRS Research Director at the Center for Theoretical Physics and a Professor of Quantum Physics at Ecole Polytechnique. I also serve as Deputy Director of the Quantum-Saclay Center (joint research center for quantum science and technologies of Université Paris-Saclay and Institut Polytechnique de Paris). I graduated from Ecole Polytechnique (1999) and obtained a Master in Quantum Physics at Ecole Normale Supérieure (2000) as well as a PhD degree in Quantum Physics at Laboratoire Kastler-Brossel (2003). After a post-doc at the Institute for Theoretical Physics of Hannover (2003-2004), I worked at Institut d'Optique for a dozen years (2004-2016) before joining Ecole Polytechnique in 2016. I lead the Quantum Matter group that I founded in 2006. My research interests are the theory of many-body quantum systems, quantum simulation, and ultracold quantum gases. My work on the theory of quantum gases has been recognized by a Humboldt fellowship (2003), an ANR young researcher grant (2010), a European Research Council award (2011), and the Leconte prize of the French Academy of Sciences (2012). At Ecole Polytechnique, I teach Statistical and Quantum Physics. I am also in charge of the development of quantum at the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. 

Complete list of publications: Google scholar link



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