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
2023Habilitation (HDR)
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)
2004 — 2008Student 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”



  • SPIE Europe Quantum Technologies Conference Chair
  • Board member of the French scientific network GDR COMPLEXE
  • Laser safety officer of ISIS/CESQ
  • Elected member of the Institute Council of ISIS