Laboratory of Quantum Theory (GT)
Responsable : Xavier WAINTAL

We are a small group of 15-20 researchers (7 permanent researchers and as many students and postdocs) working on various aspects of quantum nanoelectronics, superconductivity (both mesoscopic and bulk), magnetism and spintronics with a strong overlap with the  experimental groups of PHELIQS, especially IMAPEC (correlated materials) and LATEQS (nanoelectronics).


Research Topics:

  • Topological and non-conventional superconductivity, either bulk or artificially emulated in proximity of conventional materials (such as ordinary magnets or superconductors). Examples in this direction are the works on Majorana fermions (a putative platform for topologically protected quantum computations) or superconducting-ferromagnet-superconducting junctions (where one induces effective triplet superconductivity.
  • Frustrated magnetism in bulk systems as well as spintonics devices (such as nanopillars).
  • quantum nanoelectronics, including the developement of new techniques capable of tackling complex quantum physical mechanisms (such as high-frequency effects or electronic correlations).
  • Open source numerical techniques for quantum problems, see the KWANT project,


List of group

Xavier Waintal

Mireille Lavagna

Julia Meyer

Vladimir Mineev

Manuel Houzet


Christoph Groth

Lars Elster

Hector-diego Rosales

Joseph Weston






Last update : 02/20 2017 (1157)

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Quantum theory lab – Contact : Head of the lab Xavier Waintal Mail address CEA Grenoble INAC/SPSMS/LTQ 17 rue des Martyrs 38054 Grenoble CEDEX 9 France Meeting us We are in building C5, 3rd floor, wing A (rooms 504-513, 516, 517). To enter CEA you need an appointment.


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