
We are pleased to welcome Ruy Soarez Barbosa from Oxford, during the week of June 25. He will give a seminar on Tuesday (June 26).

Over the past few years, several experimental platforms from Atomic, Molecular and Optical (AMO) physics have begun to be used as quantum simulators.

We are pleased to welcome Simon Perdrix from Loria (CNRS) to give a seminar, as part of the Quantum Info seminar (WP2) of the QuEnG project.

The members of the QuEnG and GreQue junior boards will meet to discuss and define the future activities of the junior boards, and how each implicated member would contribute to them.

We ask the question whether entropy accumulates, in the sense that the operationally relevant total uncertainty about an npartite system A = (A1,..., An) corresponds to the sum of the entropies of its parts Ai. The Asymptotic Equipartition Property implies that this is indeed the case to first order in n  under the assumption that the parts Ai are identical and independent of each other.

The Junior boards have the pleasure to welcome Francesco Tacchino and Pr. D. Gerace from Pavia University to make a presentation about "Universal quantum simulators in hybrid superconducting platforms".

Hippolyte Dourdent, currently in a Mater 2 internship at Institut Néel, will introduce the EinsteinPodolskiRosen (EPR) paper. The EPR article is one of the most famous paper in the history of physics.

The lectures on open quantum systems and quantum information thermodynamics presented by Alexia Auffèves and Alain Joye begin tommorow the 12th April 2018.

During this third Junior Board seminar, the PhD members of the QuEnG and GreQue Junior Boards will briefly present their PhD projects, followed by a more in depth presentation by Cameron SPENCE.

Dans le cadre du projet QuEnG, nous venons de recruter Dominic Horsman pour un poste de chaire d'excellence sur 3 ans.Au cours de l'après midi quantique il fera un séminaire accessible sur l'ordinateur quantique.Ensuite on discutera des besoins en recrutement en informatique quantique puis des futurs séminaires et invités à accueillir dans le cadre du projet QuEnG.

The Junior Scientist and Industry annual meeting (JSIam) is a oneday event dedicated to junior scientists (PhD students and post doc) and industry members. It is an excellent opportunity for both to get to know each other.

Join us for a 2day event to share quantum application knowhow among the Zurich Instruments community and become a ZI power user.

During this second Junior Board seminar, the PhD members of the QuEnG and GreQue Junior Boards will briefly present their PhD projects.

Benoît Douçot (CNRS, LPTHE Paris), vous propose de particper à un exposé mêlant mathématique et physique sur la classification des phases topologiques de fermions libres. Ce séminaire aura lieu à l'Institut Fourier

Thomas BoyerKassem vous invite à assister à son cours de second semestre sur la philosophie de la mécanique quantique qui commence jeudi 25 janvier.

In this joint Nanoélectronique Quantique and QUEST seminar, Nicolas Didier from Rigetti Computing (Berkeley, California) will explain the physics behind twoqubit gates, and how they enable the implementation of two distinct classes of entangling operations, describe many features that make this architecture attractive from a scalability perspective, and present how this gate architecture was used to demonstrate a hybrid algorithm for an unsupervised machine learning task known as clustering on a 19qubit processor.

Sebastien Leger, currently doing his PhD at Institut Néel (CNRS, Grenoble) will give a brief introduction to Circuit Quantum Electrodynamics. He will start from the fundamentals and then present tools that will help understand how to make quantum bits.

Prof. Andrew S. Dzurak from University of New South Wales, Sydney will present an overview of the development of siliconbased quantum computing, from the basic science through to its prospects for industrialscale commercialization based on CMOS manufacturing


Vincent Ardourel de l'Institut Supérieur de Philosophie à l'Université catholique de Louvain vous invite à examiner le contreexemple à la conception de la causalité pouvant se réduire à la transmission d’une quantité physique entre deux évènements : l'effet AharonovBohm.

NICOLAS GISIN de l'université de Genève et spécialiste mondialement reconnu de l'intrication quantique vous invite à découvrir les notions de téléportation et de cryptographie quantique, sans mathématique, mais aussi sans prétendre que cela est facile.

Aurélien Barrau (Laboratoire de Physique Subatomique et de Cosmologie) présentera les idées récentes qui font intervenir la possible existence d’Univers multiples dans le cadre de la cosmologie physique. Nous interrogerons la « scientificité » de ces propositions profiterons de cette occasion pour aborder quelques aspects d’épistémologie contemporaine. Entre dérives obscurantistes et tentations scientistes, comment se positionner ?

In this talk Dr Dominic Horsman introduce recent work on highlevel languages for quantum error correction processes.

In this seminar Dr Dominic Horsman will present recent work bridging the divide between highlevel logical structures and practical quantum computing devices.

Quantum computing is on the verge of taking over the world. But what about its semantics? What about formal methods for quantum computers? Do we really need to carry around all the machinery of Hilbert spaces, unitary transforms, etc etc in order to work on quantum computing?

Real implementations of quantum algorithms on real quantum devices are not going to resemble the nice circuit drawings we find in Nielsen and Chuang. To actually run a quantum program we are going to need to translate from some simple highlevel description, like a circuit diagram, to a complicated lowlevel description taking into account all the error correction, the quirks of the qubits, the architectural constraints of the machine etc etc etc. How can we have confidence that the final program is equivalent to the original one?

There are currently several empirically equivalent interpretations of quantum mechanics (orthodox, Everett, Bohm, ...), which provide different images of how the world could be like. On which criteria should one choose between them? Is an absence of consensus a sign of irrationationality? And finally, is choosing an interpretation a philosophical or a scientific job?

Meet the very unique ecosystem and strategies of the team Quantum Engineering Grenoble through a discovering day: labs and facilities, multidisciplinary approaches, new research forefronts, keynotes and presentations.

The lectures will respectively take place on Monday 19th and Wednesday 21st at 10am, in room D420 (third floor of building D) of Néel Institute, and will last approximately 90 minutes.

The first lecture will take place on Monday 29 May from 10 am to 12 in the amphitheater of “maison des magisteres”, and will focus on how one can get an exponential speed up to factorize big numbers with a quantum computer and what an exponential speed up implies in term of the characteristics of the qubits.

Le 28 avril prochain à 14h dans la salle amphi du batiment A (2ème étage) aura lieu notre prochain séminaire transdisciplinaire sur la science et la mécanique quantique (QUantum Interdisciplinary Science Seminar= QISS) . Pour cette occasion nous aurons le plaisir de recevoir Azzedine Boudrioua, professeur au LPL qui viendra nous faire un séminaire d'histoire des sciences sur l'optique:

A seminar about Randomness, indeterminism and unpredictability in quantum mechanics, presented by Alastair Abbott (Néel), will take place on March 29th. in the room K223 (Neel), from 1pm to 3pm.



You can now apply to our doctoral programmes for Quantum Engineering in Grenoble. With our programmes, we aim to foster a pluridisciplinary ecosystem for quantum technologies, highly connected to the industrial world. Please check the QuEnG programme and the GreQue programme.

Our Chair of Excellence in Philosophy of quantum physics invites applications from talented and motivated students for a 3year PhD position to foster the physics/philosophy interface.

From 27th to 31st August, Grenoble hosts the biennial conference, the “Journées de la Matière Condensée” (JMC), or Condensed Matter Days, organized by the Société Française de Physique.

Find out about upcoming conferences and workshops on quantum technologies around the world

On July 6th 2018, the second edition of Grenoble quantum engineering day will gather worldwiderenowned quantum physicists, industrials, local researchers and students and will showcase the dynamism and broad activities of Grenoble in quantum technologies.