In April of this year, Mattia Walschaers passed the yearly competition of the CNRS, upon which he was awarded a permanent position as a junior researcher (chargé de recherche) at the LKB. He officially took up this new role at the start of October 2019.

Mattia will continue working in the multimode quantum optics group, where he was previously active as a post-doc. His main research interest is theoretical quantum optics, with a particular interest for non-Gaussian quantum states and quantum entanglement. In the group he works together with the experimentalists to develop methods for detecting non-Gaussian quantum correlations and Wigner-negativity.

On the long term, he hopes to contribute to the development of continuous-variable quantum technologies in the lab.