Algorithms and Complexity Group at IRIF

Quantum Group

The Quantum Group is part of the Algorithms and Complexity Group at IRIF. Our research activity is centered around studying the computational potential of quantum computing. We have contributed to the elaboration of the model, the development of complexity measures, and the construction of new quantum algorithms. We also have collaborations with physicists whose objective is to study the practical problems raised by the implementation of quantum computers.

In 2006, we organized the Workshop on Quantum Information Processing QIP'06 in Paris. We also co-organized the Semester on Quantum Information, Computation and Complexity at the Poincaré Institute in Paris, Jan.-Apr. 2006.

In 2006, we founded the GT Informatique Quantique, as part of GDR Informatique Mathématique.

In 2014, we co-founded the Paris Centre for Quantum Computing (PCQC) in Paris, France. PCQC brings together computer scientists, theoretical & experimental physicists and mathematicians that work in and around Paris.


National networks


  • PhD and Master positions are available in quantum computing
  • EU-Canada exchange program: internships in Europe and Canada are also available for PhD and Master students