Researchers

Sorbonne Université

Kastler Brossel Laboratory

(LKB)

Alberto Bramati

Professor at Sorbonne Université, his main research topics at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel are in the framework of Quantum Optics, Quantum Information and Nano-Photonics. In the last years he focussed on the study of polariton systems and semiconductor nanocrystals obtaining several pioneering results: among them are the first demonstration of polariton superfluidity, hydrodynamic dark solitons and polarized single photon sources.

Quentin Glorieux

Associate professor, he conducts two experimental activities on :
– Nanophotonics : studying the coupling of single-photon emitters to nanostructures such as nanofiber
– Quantum fluid of light : investigating superfluidity of light propagating in atomic media

Maxime Jacquet

Maxime Jacquet is a postdoctoral researcher in the Quantum Optics group at LKB. He investigates the hydrodynamics of polaritons in microcavities and their tailoring to reproduce the motion of waves near black holes.

Murad Abuzarli

Following the undergraduate degree in Physics and Chemistry at Sorbonne University (Paris 6), he enrolled in 2014 the highly selective engineering degree at ESPCI Paris, completed with a specialized Master’s in “Laser Optics Matter” at the Institut d’Optique (IOGS) in Palaiseau. In 2018, he joined the Quantum Fluids of Light team of LKB for a PhD supervised by Dr. Quentin Glorieux. In his research he experimentally investigate the superfluidity of light in hot alcali vapors, revealing the resulting hydrodynamic effects, as well as the fluid’s coherence and quantum fluctuations.

CNRS

C2N

Jacqueline Bloch

Professor Jacqueline Bloch is a CNRS Research Director leading a research group at the new Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at the heart of the Paris Saclay Campus. She is an experimentalist, expert in Non-linear and Quantum Optics with semiconductors. She is widely recognized for her pioneering work on quantum fluids of light in semiconductor microcavities, their use for novel concepts in photonic devices and for the emulation of many body physics with light.

Université de Paris (Paris Diderot)

Quantum Materials and Phenomena

(MPQ)

Cristiano Ciuti

Director of the Laboratory on Matériaux et Phénomènes Quantiques (MPQ), he is professor, an innovative condensed matter theorist, and author of pioneering theoretical contributions to the physics of polaritons, quantum fluids of light and ultra-strong light-matter interaction.

Daniele Faccio

Professor in Quantum Technologies, his research interests include nonlinear optics, where he has provided fundamental contributions to the understanding of laser filamentation, analogue models for gravity and novel nonlinearities in epsilon-near-zero materials. His research in the area of quantum imaging and active-imaging has recently provided the first demonstration of light-in-flight and tracking of objects hidden from view.

University Sapienza of Rome

Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory

Claudio Conti

Associate Professor, founder of the Nonlinear Photonics Laboratory, his contribution to PhoQuS project is The goal is to report on 3D+1 simulations of photon fluids in the various framework, including second quantized regimes tackled by the P-representation and stochastic partial differential equations.

Marcello Calvanese Strinati

Marcello Calvanese Strinati is a post-doctoral researcher in the photonic group at the University of Rome “La Sapienza”. His main research topics are coupled parametric oscillators in the context of coherent Ising machines, Bose-Einstein condensation of photons, topological phases of matter in low-dimensional quantum systems, and quantum spin chains.

Martin Weitz

Martin Weitz is a Professor for Experimental Physics. His research expertise includes the thermalization of photon gases in dye-filled optical microresonators, and the demontration of Bose-Einstein condensation of photons in this system. Other research expertise of M. Weitz include the quantum physics of ultracold atomic gases and the laser cooling of dense gases.

Instituto Superior Técnico

Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear

(IPFN)

Tito Mendonça

Tito Mendonça is the scientific coordinator of the Laboratory for Quantum Plasmas, at IPFN (Instituto de Plasmas e Fusão Nuclear), and a retired Professor of Physics of IST, University of Lisbon. His current interests include a variety of topics: ultra-cold matter, collective processes in BECs, superfluidity of light; twisted photons, and acceleration of helical beams; Photon turbulence, Rydberg plasmas and quantum technologies.

Iacopo Carusotto

Senior researcher at INO-CNR BEC Center, his research group has pioneered the many-body theory of quantum fluids of light and, more recently, synthetic magnetism and topological effects with light, with a specific interest also on the application of these systems as quantum simulators of gravitational systems.

Alberto Nardin

Alberto Nardin, was born in Trento in 1994. He studied physics at the university of Trento, where he got his masters’s degree with a thesis under the supervision of Dr. Iacopo Carusotto on the nonlinear edge dynamics of integer quantum Hall fluids. He is currently involved in a PhD program in Trento, under the supervision of Dr. Iacopo Carusotto, aiming to study the non-linear dynamics of more challenging fractional quantum Hall fluids.

Luca Giacomelli

Postdoctoral research fellow at INO-CNR BEC Center. He recently completed his PhD, under the supervision of Iacopo Carusotto, during which he studied black hole superradiance in analogue models of gravity based on Bose-Einstein condensates. His current research is aimed at understanding the physics of black holes by building toy models of different phenomena with quantum fluids of light and matter.

Robin Kaiser

Exploiting his expertise on light-matter interactions for large clouds of atoms, Robin Kaiser has initiated a number of novel investigations, ranging from coherent backscattering of light by cold atoms, Lévy flights of photons, random lasing with cold atoms, intensity correlation experiments with astrophysical applications also aiming at the observation of random lasing in space, plasma physics, pattern formation, phase transitions in NMR and the use of hot atomic vapours for the study of quantum fluids of light.

Alberto Amo Garcia

Researcher at Université de Lille in the Laboratoire PhLAM (Physique des Lasers, Atomes et Molécules), his research group is currently studying superfluidity and turbulence in planar structures, and topological photonics in polariton lattices.

Robert Nyman

Rob Nyman has worked on non-equilibrium quantum fluids in the contexts of liquid helium, atomic gases, and photon condensates in microcavities. He was awarded a UK-EPSRC 5-year fellowship in 2012. Since 2018 he has combined his academic work with a role developing microcavities for nanoparticle sensing at a spinout company, Oxford HighQ.

Himadri Shekhar Dhar

Himadri Shekhar Dhar was a research associate in Imperial College London, working on the theory of photon condensation. His research was on developing new analytical and computational tools to go beyond the semiclassical description of photon condensates, using methods based on cluster expansion, regression theorem and quantum trajectories. Some important projects that he worked on include formation jitter in transient condensates, transport of light and fuzzy phases of small photon condensates. In Feb 2021, he joined as an Assistant Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India.