Georges REYMOND defended his phD in quantum optics in 2002. His pioneering and founding works isolate a single atom in an optical tweezer, a key step towards the development of a quantum computer.
He then moved to industry, bringing photonic technologies to the market, in fields as diverse as biotechnology, defense or semiconductors. In 2018, resuming his thesis work, he worked on the creation of the first French hardware company dedicated to quantum computing. He founded Pasqal in March 2019.
The company recently raised more than 20meuros and is acknowledged as a leader of its sector.