About us

QuantAlps is a research federation bringing together Grenoble’s research community in quantum sciences. Grenoble is home to more than 200 researchers and faculty staff, spread over 19 laboratories and a research federation, working on different aspects of quantum science. QuantAlps’ goal is to support and animate this diverse research community and develop this fundamentally interdisciplinary ecosystem which ranges from fundamental quantum science to applied quantum technologies.

QuantAlps was created in 2022 building on the prior federative structuration work of the “Quantum Engineering Grenoble” program and the LANEF Labex. Its members include physicists, mathematicians, computer scientists, and philosophers, and one of the keys objectives is support new and existing interdisciplinary research across these fields, while still supporting the core research topics of quantum science.

QuantAlps is organised around five main research axes:

  • Quantum information & software
  • Quantum engineering & hardware
  • Quantum matter
  • Key enabling technologies
  • Humanities for quantum sciences

This organisation is completed by a transverse structuration around five federative projects to build synergies between different research axes:

  • Quantum computing
  • Quantum communication
  • Quantum simulation
  • Quantum metrology & sensing
  • New synergies

With education a key factor in the development of quantum sciences, QuantAlps is in close contact with University Grenoble Alpes for its educational offerings in different aspects of quantum science, which include several different Masters programs. QuantAlps also manages several calls for PhD scholarships on behalf of its community, including the QuanG Marie-Sklodowska-Curie Action COFUND programme of the European Union and the QuanTEdu-France PhD programme.

QuantAlps likewise has close ties to several local industrial partners specialised in quantum technologies, and is a key point of contact between industry and the research community.

Published on  March 18, 2021
Updated on May 24, 2024