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The group, June 2022. From left to right: Inès, Guillaume, Gabriel, Irene, Igor, Guillaume, Britton, Antoine, Damien, Sam, Giovanni, Florence, Cheng, Thierry.

Permanent staff

Browaeys_v3 Antoine Browaeys
CNRS senior researcher (DR)
Group leader
Room: R0.08
Phone: 33.79
Thierry Lahaye Thierry Lahaye
CNRS researcher (CRCN)
In charge of the Rydberg project.
Personal webpage
Room: R0.04
Phone: 33.72
IFB Igor Ferrier-Barbut
CNRS researcher (CRCN)
In charge of the Nanocloud project.
Personal webpage
Room: R0.06
Phone: 33.74

Long-term collaborator

DB Dr. Daniel Barredo
Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow at CINN in Oviedo, Spain. A former senior post-doc in the group, Daniel keeps being activley involved in all our projects.


ferioli Dr. Giovanni Ferioli
Post-doctoral researcher
Nanocloud project.
Room R0.06
Phone: 33.30 or 33.90
Cheng_web Dr. Cheng Chen
Post-doctoral researcher
Rydberg project.
Room R0.08
Phone: 33.73 or 33.89

PhD students

Guillaume Bornet 3 Guillaume Bornet
PhD student (3rd year)
Rydberg project.
Room R0.04
Phone: 33.73
GE Gabriel Emperauger
PhD student (2nd year)
Rydberg project.
Room R0.04
Phone: 33.39
IMG_20210418_171542 Damien Bloch
PhD student (2nd year)
Dy project.
Room R0.L7
Phone: 33.xx
Britton_Hofer Britton Hofer
PhD student (1st year)
Dy project.
Room R1.40
Phone: 33.90
Sara Pancaldi Sara Pancaldi
PhD student (1st year)
Nanocloud project.
Room R1.40
Phone: 33.90


JB Jamie Boyd
Intern from the University of Oklahoma
Rydberg project.
Room R1.40
Phone: 33.89

Former members

  • Sam Cohen (intern, 2022), now Phd student in Monika Schleier-Smith’s group, Stanford, USA.
  • Kai-Niklas Schymik (PhD 2022), now post-doc at Qtech, NL, in Tim Taminiau’s group.
  • Pascal Scholl (PhD 2021), now post-doc at Caltech, USA, in Manuel Endres’ group.
  • Florian Wallner (master intern, 2021), now back to the University of Munich, Germany.
  • Sara Pancaldi (master intern, 2021), now back to the University of Florence, Italy.
  • Hannah Williams (post-doc, 2019-2021),  now Assistant Professor at Durham University, UK.
  • Nikola Sibalic (post-doc, 2018-2020).
  • Ludovic Brossard (PhD 2020).
  • Vincent Lienhard (PhD 2019), now post-doc at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris.
  • Yvan Sortais (Assistant Prof. 2004-2019, now in charge of Industrial Photonics at LCF, IOGS).
  • Thomas Boulier (Post-doc 2018-2019, now post-doc at LKB, Paris).
  • Tom Peyrot (PhD 2019, now teaching physics as “prof agrégé” in a highschool)
  • Sylvain de Léséleuc (PhD 2018, now Assistant professor at IMS, Okazaki, Japan)
  • Eric Magnan (PhD 2018, now R&D engineer at Thales)
  • Stephan Jennewein (PhD 2017, now working for Opitz Consulting, Berlin).
  • Henning Labuhn (PhD 2016, now Data Scientist, Shift Technology, Paris).
  • Joseph Pellegrino (PhD 2015, now Data Scientist, Kernix, Paris)
  • Sylvain Ravets (PhD 2014, now CNRS researcher at the C2N, in the team of J. Bloch).
  • Ronan Bourgain (PhD 2014, now Senior Associate, L.E.K. Consulting, Paris).
  • Charles Tuchendler (PhD 2014, now CPGE physics teacher, Lycée Saint-Louis, Paris).
  • Aline Vernier (Post-doc 2011-2013, now Research engineer at LOA, Ensta, Palaiseau)
  • Lucas Béguin (PhD 2013, now Quantum Engineer at Pasqal, Palaiseau).
  • Charles Evellin (PhD 2011, co-founder of MalinTools).
  • Andreas Fuhrmanek (PhD 2011, now consultant at Altair Managment).
  • Tatiana Wilk (Post-doc 2008-2010, now at MPQ in G. Rempe’s group).