Academic staff

Robin Kaiser
Robin Kaiser


Robin Kaiser

Robin Kaiser is a CNRS research director and the head of the team. He was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant in 2019 (ANDLICA project) and is also the principal investigator of the QUANTERA PACE-IN project. He is in charge of the Ytterbium experiment, the quantum fluid of light experiment, and is more or less involved in all other projects too!
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Anders Kastberg
Anders Kastberg


Anders Kastberg

Anders Kastberg has been a full professor at Université Côte d'Azur since 2009, where he teaches quantum mechanics and atomic physics. His current research interest is on spectroscopy for probing fondamental effects. He's also Editor in chief of Kosmos, the review of the Swedish Physics Society.
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Guillaume Labeyrie
Guillaume Labeyrie


Guillaume Labeyrie

Guillaume Labeyrie is a CNRS research director and has been in the group since 1998 (almost its beginning). He's in charge of one cold-atom experiment ("Rb3"), where he investigates nonlinear self-organization effects and light-induced long-range forces. He's also involved in the I2C project.
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William Guerin
William Guerin


Mathilde Hugbart

Mathilde Hugbart is a CNRS research director since 2022 (CNRS researcher since 2006) and joined the group in 2015. She's in charge of one of the cold-atom experiments ("Rb1") and is the principal investigator of the ANR project QuaCor, in collaboration with Brazilian researchers. She is also involved in the PACE-IN and I2C projects.
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William Guerin
William Guerin


William Guerin

William Guerin has been a CNRS researcher in the group since 2012. He's in charge of one of the cold-atom experiments ("Rb2"), which is involved in the PACE-IN, QuaCor and 1DOrder projects. He is also the principal investigator of the ANR project I2C, in collaboration with astrophysicists, and the co-PI of the ANR project 1DOrder, in collaboration with researchers from Toulouse and Paris.
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Raphael
Raphael


Raphaël Saint-Jalm

Raphaël Saint-Jalm is an Assistant Professor at Université Côte d'Azur. After his PhD thesis in the group of Jean Dalibard in Paris and a post-doc in the group of Immanuel Bloch in Munich, Raphaël joined the group in September 2023. He is involved in the ANDLICA project. 
 
 

Postdocs

 

Daniel Benedicto
Daniel Benedicto


Daniel Benedicto Orenes

Daniel Benedicto Orenes obtained his PhD at the University of Birmingham (UK). After that, he has been a postdoctoral researcher at LENS (Italy), and ICFO (Spain). He joined the Ytterbium experiment in 2024 as a MSCA fellow.
 
 
Romain
Romain


Romain Caldani

Romain Caldani arrived in the group in Sept. 2022. He graduated in Paris with a PhD thesis at SYRTE. He's working on the Rb2 experiment in the framework of the PACE-IN and 1DOrder projects.
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Juan Capella
Juan Capella


Juan Capella

Juan Capella arrived in the group in Nov. 2023 after graduating at the Federal University of Pernambuco (Recife, Brazil). His PhD was on the modelling of quantum memory based on external degrees of freedom. He is now working on the Rb1 experiment in the framework of the QuaCor project.
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Antoine Glicenstein

After graduating from the Institut d'Optique (Palaiseau, France), where he performed experiments on collective effects in light-matter interaction, Antoine joined the group in February 2023. He's working on the Ytterbium experiment in the framework of the ANDLICA project.
 

PhD students

Apoorva
Apoorva


Apoorva

After studying physics at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Apoorva started her PhD thesis in May 2022. She's working on the Yb experiment in the framework of the ANDLICA project under the supervision of Robin Kaiser.
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Stephan Asselie

After studying physics in Paris, Stephan started his PhD thesis in October 2020. He's working on the Rb2 experiment in the framework of the PACE-IN project, under the supervision of William Guerin.
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Meteus
Meteus


Mateus A. F. Biscassi

After studying physics in São Carlos (Brazil), Mateus started his PhD in June 2021. It' a joint PhD between the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) and Université Côte d'Azur (UCA) under the co-supervision of Romain Bachelard and Mathilde Hugbart. Mateus is doing theory in the framework of the QuaCor project. He has spent one year with us, went back to Brazil and is now back with us for another year.
 

Hector Letellier
Hector Letellier


Hector Letellier

After studying physics and optical engineering at the Institut d'Optique (Palaiseau), Hector started his PhD thesis in October 2019. He's working on the Yb experiment in the framework of the ANDLICA project under the supervision of Robin Kaiser.
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Alvaro_deMelo
Alvaro_deMelo


Álvaro de Melo

After studying physics at Recife (Brazil), Álvaro started his PhD thesis in January 2020. He's working on the Yb experiment in the framework of the ANDLICA project under the supervision of Robin Kaiser.
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Martial
Martial


Martial Morisse

After engineering studies in Lille and some experience as data analyst, Martial started his PhD thesis in October 2020. He's working on the Rb1 experiment in the framework of the QuaCor project, under the supervision of Mathilde Hugbart and Robin Kaiser.
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Jean-Marcel Nazon

After studying physics in Nice, Jean-Marcel started his PhD thesis in October 2023. He's working on the Rb2 experiment in the framework of the ANR project 1DOrder under the supervision of William Guerin.
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Group picture (November 2022)


Group picture
Group picture William Guerin

From left to right: William Guerin, Apoorva, Nolan Matthews, Stephan Asselie, Mathilde Hugbart, Hector Letellier, Guillaume Labeyrie, Robin Kaiser, Pierre Azam, Romain Caldani, Hodei Heneriz, Alvaro de Melo, Matteus Biscassi, Heitor da Silva. Absent on the picture but shown below: Martial Morisse, Pierre Lassègues, Anders Kastberg, Romain Bachelard, Dilleys Ferreira.