The team of Antoine Browaeys and Thierry Lahaye  at Institut d’Optique (IOGS, CNRS) has been demonstrating for several years now the simulation of many-body problems intractable for classical High Performance Computers.  How ? With a Programmable Quantum Simulator made out of arrays of neutral atoms that they started building as early as 2011.

At PASQAL we build on this decade of expertise and numerous achievements in the engineering of lasers, vacuum systems and detection systems, to manufacture Quantum Information Processors that tackle complex issues, from fundamental science to grand challenges.

In 2019, we closed a first investment round with Quantonation – leading global investor in Quantum Technologies.

We’re based in the Paris Region, in France.

The Team

Alain Aspect

Quantum Guru

Constantin Dalyac

Research Intern

Thierry Lahaye

Chief Qubits Officer

Antoine Browaeys

Chief Science Officer

Loic Henriet

Quantum Engineer

Henrique Silvério

Quantum Engineer

Luc Couturier

Quantum Engineer

Adrien Signoles

Adrien Signoles

Quantum Engineer


Quantonation is an Early Stage Venture Fund dedicated to Deep Physics startups with a focus on the emerging and disruptive field of Quantum Technologies. Quantonation is based in Paris and has invested in Quantum Sensing, Cryptography and Computing as well as in Deep Physics startups.


PASQAL is founding member of Le Lab Quantique, a Quantum Tech Innovation center based in Paris, a structure providing training and support to aspiring entrepreneurs and startups, but also a think tank and influencer.

PASQAL takes part in a reflection started by University Paris Saclay with key academic and industry players, in order to foster collaborations and prepare students for the upcoming Quantum Revolution.

PASQuanS (Programmable Atomic Large-Scale Quantum Simulation) is a collaborative European research project selected by the European Union’s Quantum Flagship programme. It has the goal to advance quantum simulator technologies and is co-lead by Antoine Browaeys, PASQAL co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer.

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