Tom Bienaimé

CNRS Researcher, Experimental Quantum Physics

European Center for Quantum Sciences
Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires

ORCID: 0000-0002-0672-5788
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PhD dissertation: Cooperative effects in cold atom clouds


Research Interests

  • Hybrid systems of atoms and light
  • Nonlinear optics and quantum fluids of light
  • Atomic quantum gases
  • Cooperative scattering of light by cold atoms

Short CV

CurrentlyCNRS Researcher, section 4
2017 — 2021Lecturer at the Physics Department of École Normale Supérieure
Research in the group of A. Bramati, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel
2015 — 2017Postdoc, group of G. Ferrari, INO-BEC center, Trento, Italy
2013 — 2015Postdoc, group of J. Dalibard, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel
2012Postdoc, group of P. Lodahl, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
2008 — 2011PhD under the supervision of Robin Kaiser, Institut Non Linéaire de Nice
2007Agrégation de physique (national teaching examination, rank 2nd)
2004Student at École Normale Supérieure de Lyon

Current research projects

    Coordinator of the project “Strongly interacting quantum fluids of light in propagating geometries”
  • Institut Thématique Interdisciplinaire QMat
    Coordinator of the project “Scalable cavity quantum electrodynamics without cavities”
  • MSCA Doctoral Networks
    Participant to the project “Quantum and Classical Ultrasoft Matter”
  • MSCA Doctoral Networks
    Participant to the project “Machine Learning for Quantum”


  • December 2021: Lecture on Quantum Fluids of Light as part of the course “Many-body physics applied to condensed matter” of the University of the Strasbourg University master program “Condensed matter and nanophysics”. 2h
  • October 2021: Tutor at a science hackathon as part of the EFEQT European Master Certificate in Quantum Science and Technology in Heidelberg, Germany. 3 days
  • September 2021: High school professor in physics and chemistry at Cité Scolaire Paul Valéry. 60h
  • 2017 — 2021: Lecturer at the Physics Department of ENS. 192h/year (Lectures: quantum mechanics, lasers, fluid mechanics – Tutorials: quantum mechanics – Laboratory classes)
  • 2016: Teaching assistant in electronics at the University of Trento. 30h
  • 2008 — 2011: Teaching assistant in physics at the University of Nice. 96h/year