Quantum Computers have already reached quantum advantage – true to Noble Prize Richard Feynman’s notorious views on Quantum Computation, the team of Antoine Browaeys and Thierry Lahaye at Institut d’Optique (IOGS, CNRS) has demonstrated the simulation of many-body problems intractable for classical High Performance Computers.  They did that with a Programmable Quantum Simulator made out of neutral atoms which they started building in 2007.

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

In 2019, we closed a first investment round with Quantonation – leading global investor in Quantum Technologies – and work towards building a 3D multi-100 qubits computer.

We’re based in the Paris Region, in France. We’re building on the methods, the results and the teachings of Prof. Alain Aspect, father of the 2nd Quantum Revolution, and the French school of quantum and atomic physics.

The Team

Alain Aspect

Quantum Guru

Loic Henriet

Quantum Engineer

Lucas Béguin

Quantum Engineer

Antoine Browaeys

Chief Science Officer

Thierry Lahaye

Chief Qubits Officer


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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