Institute for Quantum Technologies
The Institute for Quantum Technologies in Occitanie was launched in January 2021. It gathers all the Occitan key-players in the field, from academic research institutions but also private companies. It aims at fostering knowledge sharing and scientific excellence in this research field, strengthening research transfer and preparing students and engineers around quantum technologies.
An IQOC meeting will be held in Toulouse on June the 13th in Toulouse. The program can be downloaded here.
Anaïs Dréau from L2C was awarded the 2022 CNRS Bronze medal for her first works on point defects in silicon for quantum technologies. Congratulations to Anaïs!
The 2022 call for post-doctoral and PhD fellowships is closed. The granted PhD projects are: CTOMAQ at LCAR, QuaSiMMoON at LPT, 2D-QSens setting a collaboration between LPCNO and L2C, NYLS setting a collaboration between IMT and LPT, Quantum Chirality setting a collaboration between LNCMI and the University of Sherbrooke, and QuPolaritonFluid at L2C. The 3 granted post-doctoral projects are: QUALITY starting a collaboration between ICGM and LCAR, QUATERMA at L2C and HyTop starting a collaboration between LAAS and CEMES.
A second 2022 call for a PhD fellowship is open. The scholarships will be attributed on topics targeting the following application fields: quantum computing, quantum communications, quantum sensing and quantum simulation. The thesis will have to be carried out in close collaboration between two research units located respectively in the Montpellier campus and in the Toulouse campus. Details about the call can be downloaded here. The template for applying to the call can be downloaded here. The deadline for sending applications is 23th May 2022, 11:59 AM.
The Institut quantique occitan will be present during the event on quantum computing organized by AD’OCC on April the 12th in Montpellier.
Researchers from LCAR report on the quantum control of matter wave diffraction patterns. This achievement offers new perspectives for quantum calculation with qudits, and for quantum metrology with the accurate measurement weak forces. Their results have been published in Physical Review X Quantum and have been highlighted by the CNRS (CNRS news).