Jean Dalibard receives the 2021 CNRS gold medal Jean Dalibard (Bose-Einstein Condensates team of the laboratory) has received the 2021 CNRS gold medal, one of the most prestigious French scientific awards, for his pioneering work in ultra-cold quantum matter physics....

Dark-soliton molecules in a polariton superfluid Experiments performed the Quantum Optics team[1] show that dark solitons in a quantum fluid of polariton quasiparticles can bind together to form a soliton “molecule,” contrary to experiments on other quantum...

Quantum fluctuations of light make Virgo mirrors jitter A quantum mechanical effect measured for the first time in the Advanced Virgo and LIGO gravitational-wave detectors Quantum mechanics does not only describe the universe at the scale of atoms and elementary...

Bringing quantum revolutions to the classroom Media and even politics regularly talk about quantum technologies as one of the big upcoming innovations. It is even said that we are going through a quantum revolution. But did you know that most modern technologies that...

Probing chiral edge dynamics and bulk topology of a synthetic Hall system The Bose-Einstein condensate team has studied the dynamics of dysprosium atoms manipulated by lasers, aiming to simulate the behavior of electrons in a magnetic field, which feature a quantum...

Enigmatic black holes revealed by gravitational waves This is the biggest catch to date for the LIGO and Virgo gravitational wave detectors: a black hole with the mass of 142 suns, resulting from the fusion of two black holes of 85 and 65 times the mass of Sun. The...