Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure

Laboratoire Kastler Brossel
Collège de France, 11 place Marcelin Berthelot, 75005 Paris
+33 1 44 27 13 41
sylvain.nascimbene_at_lkb.ens.fr

Short CV

From 2023 Professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
2022- Junior member of Institut universitaire de France
2020 Habilitation à diriger des recherches (accreditation to direct research)
Quantum-enhanced sensing and topological matter with ultracold dysprosium atoms (.pdf)
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris
2011-2023 Assistant professor at Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris
2010-2011 Post-doctorate fellow at Max Planck Institut für Quantenoptik, Garching, Germany (group of I. Bloch)
2006-2010 PhD under the supervision of C. Salomon and F. Chevy
Thermodynamics of ultracold Fermi gases (.pdf)
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Laboratoire Kastler Brossel, Paris

Research activities

Ultracold Dysprosium gases (Quantum-enhanced sensing, simulation of the quantum Hall effect)

Ultracold Rubidium gases (2D Bose gases, spin mixtures)

2018-2023 Coordinator of the project TOPODY, Exploring topological matter with atomic Dysprosium
ERC Starting grant
2016-2017 Coordinator of the project MAFAG, Searching for Majorana fermions in ultracold atomic gases
PSL research university, collaboration with C. Mora

Teaching

Teaching ressources can be accessed here.

Publications

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A. Fabre and S. Nascimbene, Atomic topological quantum matter using synthetic dimensions, ArXiv:2312.07984 (2023).
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A. Nardin, R. Lopes, M. Rizzi, L. Mazza, and S. Nascimbene, Bisognano-Wichmann Hamiltonian for the entanglement spectroscopy of fractional quantum Hall states, ArXiv:2312.07604 (2023).
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Q. Redon, Q. Liu, J.-B. Bouhiron, N. Mittal, A. Fabre, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Realizing the entanglement Hamiltonian of a topological quantum Hall system, ArXiv:2307.06251 (2023).
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G. Chauveau, C. Maury, F. Rabec, C. Heintze, G. Brochier, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, J. Beugnon, S. M. Roccuzzo, and S. Stringari, Superfluid Fraction in an Interacting Spatially Modulated Bose-Einstein Condensate, Arxiv:2302.01776, Phys. Rev. Lett. 130, 226003 (2023).
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C. Maury, B. Bakkali-Hassani, G. Chauveau, F. Rabec, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Precision measurement of atom-dimer interaction in a uniform planar Bose gas, ArXiv:2211.05049, Phys. Rev. Research 5, L012020 (2023).
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B. Bakkali-Hassani, C. Maury, S. Stringari, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, The cross-over from Townes solitons to droplets in a 2D Bose mixture, ArXiv:2207.06939, New J. Phys. 25, 013007 (2023).
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J.-B. Bouhiron, A. Fabre, Q. Liu, Q. Redon, N. Mittal, T. Satoor, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Realization of an atomic quantum Hall system in four dimensions, ArXiv:2210.06322 (2022).
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A. Fabre, J.-B. Bouhiron, T. Satoor, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Laughlin's Topological Charge Pump in an Atomic Hall Cylinder, Phys. Rev. Lett. 128, 173202 (2022).
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A. Fabre, J.-B. Bouhiron, T. Satoor, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Simulating two-dimensional dynamics within a large-size atomic spin, Phys. Rev. A 105, 013301 (2022).
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T. Satoor, A. Fabre, J.-B. Bouhiron, A. Evrard, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Partitioning dysprosium's electronic spin to reveal entanglement in nonclassical states, Phys. Rev. Research 3, 043001 (2021).
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B. Bakkali-Hassani, C. Maury, Y.-Q. Zou, É. Le Cerf, R. Saint-Jalm, P. C. M. Castilho, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Realization of a Townes Soliton in a Two-Component Planar Bose Gas, ArXiv:2103.01605, Phys. Rev. Lett. 127, 023603 (2021).
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Y.-Q. Zou, É. Le Cerf, B. Bakkali-Hassani, C. Maury, G. Chauveau, P. C. M. Castilho, R. Saint-Jalm, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Optical control of the density and spin spatial profiles of a planar Bose gas, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 54, 08LT01 (2021).
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Y.-Q. Zou, B. Bakkali-Hassani, C. Maury, É. Le Cerf, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Tan's two-body contact across the superfluid transition of a planar Bose gas, Nat Commun 12, 760 (2021).
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L. Barbiero, L. Chomaz, S. Nascimbene, and N. Goldman, Bose-Hubbard physics in synthetic dimensions from interaction Trotterization, Phys. Rev. Research 2, 043340 (2020).
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Y.-Q. Zou, B. Bakkali-Hassani, C. Maury, É. Le Cerf, S. Nascimbene, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Magnetic Dipolar Interaction between Hyperfine Clock States in a Planar Alkali Bose Gas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 125, 233604 (2020).
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T. Chalopin, T. Satoor, A. Evrard, V. Makhalov, J. Dalibard, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Probing chiral edge dynamics and bulk topology of a synthetic Hall system, Nat. Phys. 16, 1017 (2020).
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V. Makhalov, T. Satoor, A. Evrard, T. Chalopin, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Probing Quantum Criticality and Symmetry Breaking at the Microscopic Level, Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 120601 (2019).
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R. Saint-Jalm, P. C. M. Castilho, É. Le Cerf, B. Bakkali-Hassani, J.-L. Ville, S. Nascimbene, J. Beugnon, and J. Dalibard, Dynamical Symmetry and Breathers in a Two-Dimensional Bose Gas, Phys. Rev. X 9, 021035 (2019).
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A. Evrard, V. Makhalov, T. Chalopin, L. A. Sidorenkov, J. Dalibard, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Enhanced Magnetic Sensitivity with Non-Gaussian Quantum Fluctuations, Phys. Rev. Lett. 122, 173601 (2019).
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T. Chalopin, V. Makhalov, C. Bouazza, A. Evrard, A. Barker, M. Lepers, J.-F. Wyart, O. Dulieu, J. Dalibard, R. Lopes, and S. Nascimbene, Anisotropic light shift and magic polarization of the intercombination line of dysprosium atoms in a far-detuned dipole trap, Phys. Rev. A 98, 040502 (2018).
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J. L. Ville, R. Saint-Jalm, É. Le Cerf, M. Aidelsburger, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Sound Propagation in a Uniform Superfluid Two-Dimensional Bose Gas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 145301 (2018).
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R. Saint-Jalm, M. Aidelsburger, J. L. Ville, L. Corman, Z. Hadzibabic, D. Delande, S. Nascimbene, N. Cherroret, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Resonant-light diffusion in a disordered atomic layer, Phys. Rev. A 97, 061801 (2018).
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T. Chalopin, C. Bouazza, A. Evrard, V. Makhalov, D. Dreon, J. Dalibard, L. A. Sidorenkov, and S. Nascimbene, Quantum-enhanced sensing using non-classical spin states of a highly magnetic atom, Nat Commun 9, 4955 (2018).
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M. Aidelsburger, S. Nascimbene, and N. Goldman, Artificial gauge fields in materials and engineered systems, Comptes Rendus Physique 19, 394 (2018).
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L. Corman, J. L. Ville, R. Saint-Jalm, M. Aidelsburger, T. Bienaimé, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Transmission of near-resonant light through a dense slab of cold atoms, Phys. Rev. A 96, 053629 (2017).
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M. Aidelsburger, J. L. Ville, R. Saint-Jalm, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Relaxation Dynamics in the Merging of N Independent Condensates, Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 190403 (2017).
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D. Dreon, L. A. Sidorenkov, C. Bouazza, W. Maineult, J. Dalibard, and S. Nascimbene, Optical cooling and trapping of highly magnetic atoms: the benefits of a spontaneous spin polarization, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50, 065005 (2017).
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J. L. Ville, T. Bienaimé, R. Saint-Jalm, L. Corman, M. Aidelsburger, L. Chomaz, K. Kleinlein, D. Perconte, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Loading and compression of a single two-dimensional Bose gas in an optical accordion, Phys. Rev. A 95, 013632 (2017).
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H. Li, J.-F. Wyart, O. Dulieu, S. Nascimbène, and M. Lepers, Optical Trapping of Ultracold Dysprosium Atoms: Transition Probabilities, Dynamic Dipole Polarizabilities and van Der Waals C 6 Coefficients, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 50, 014005 (2017).
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J. Zhang, J. Beugnon, and S. Nascimbene, Creating fractional quantum Hall states with atomic clusters using light-assisted insertion of angular momentum, Phys. Rev. A 94, 043610 (2016).
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S. Nascimbene, N. Goldman, N. R. Cooper, and J. Dalibard, Dynamic Optical Lattices of Subwavelength Spacing for Ultracold Atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett. 115, 140401 (2015).
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M. Aidelsburger, M. Lohse, C. Schweizer, M. Atala, J. T. Barreiro, S. Nascimbène, N. R. Cooper, I. Bloch, and N. Goldman, Measuring the Chern number of Hofstadter bands with ultracold bosonic atoms, Nature Phys 11, 162 (2015).
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L. Chomaz, L. Corman, T. Bienaimé, R. Desbuquois, C. Weitenberg, S. Nascimbène, J. Beugnon, and J. Dalibard, Emergence of coherence via transverse condensation in a uniform quasi-two-dimensional Bose gas, Nat Commun 6, 6162 (2015).
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L. Corman, L. Chomaz, T. Bienaimé, R. Desbuquois, C. Weitenberg, S. Nascimbène, J. Dalibard, and J. Beugnon, Quench-Induced Supercurrents in an Annular Bose Gas, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 135302 (2014).
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R. Desbuquois, T. Yefsah, L. Chomaz, C. Weitenberg, L. Corman, S. Nascimbène, and J. Dalibard, Determination of Scale-Invariant Equations of State without Fitting Parameters: Application to the Two-Dimensional Bose Gas Across the Berezinskii-Kosterlitz-Thouless Transition, Phys. Rev. Lett. 113, 020404 (2014).
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N. Navon, S. Nascimbène, X. Leyronas, F. Chevy, and C. Salomon, Condensation energy of a spin-1/2 strongly interacting Fermi gas, Phys. Rev. A 88, 063614 (2013).
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S. Nascimbène, Realizing one-dimensional topological superfluids with ultracold atomic gases, J. Phys. B: At. Mol. Opt. Phys. 46, 134005 (2013).
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S. Nascimbène, Y.-A. Chen, M. Atala, M. Aidelsburger, S. Trotzky, B. Paredes, and I. Bloch, Experimental Realization of Plaquette Resonating Valence-Bond States with Ultracold Atoms in Optical Superlattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108, 205301 (2012).
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I. Bloch, J. Dalibard, and S. Nascimbène, Quantum simulations with ultracold quantum gases, Nature Phys 8, 267 (2012).
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M. Aidelsburger, M. Atala, S. Nascimbène, S. Trotzky, Y.-A. Chen, and I. Bloch, Experimental Realization of Strong Effective Magnetic Fields in an Optical Lattice, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 255301 (2011).
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M. Aidelsburger, M. Atala, S. Nascimbène, S. Trotzky, Y.-A. Chen, and I. Bloch, Experimental Realization of Strong Effective Magnetic Fields in an Optical Lattice, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 255301 (2011).
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Y.-A. Chen, S. Nascimbène, M. Aidelsburger, M. Atala, S. Trotzky, and I. Bloch, Controlling Correlated Tunneling and Superexchange Interactions with ac-Driven Optical Lattices, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 210405 (2011).
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S. Nascimbène, N. Navon, S. Pilati, F. Chevy, S. Giorgini, A. Georges, and C. Salomon, Fermi-Liquid Behavior of the Normal Phase of a Strongly Interacting Gas of Cold Atoms, Phys. Rev. Lett. 106, 215303 (2011).
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F. Chevy, S. Nascimbène, N. Navon, K. Jiang, C. Lobo, and C. Salomon, Thermodynamics of the unitary Fermi gas, J. Phys.: Conf. Ser. 264, 012012 (2011).
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S. Nascimbène, N. Navon, F. Chevy, and C. Salomon, The equation of state of ultracold Bose and Fermi gases: a few examples, New J. Phys. 12, 103026 (2010).
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N. Navon, S. Nascimbene, F. Chevy, and C. Salomon, The Equation of State of a Low-Temperature Fermi Gas with Tunable Interactions, Science 328, 729 (2010).
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S. Nascimbène, N. Navon, K. J. Jiang, F. Chevy, and C. Salomon, Exploring the thermodynamics of a universal Fermi gas, Nature 463, 1057 (2010).
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S. Nascimbène, N. Navon, K. J. Jiang, L. Tarruell, M. Teichmann, J. McKeever, F. Chevy, and C. Salomon, Collective Oscillations of an Imbalanced Fermi Gas: Axial Compression Modes and Polaron Effective Mass, Phys. Rev. Lett. 103, 170402 (2009).
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F. Werner, G. Beaume, A. Hobeika, S. Nascimbène, C. Herrmann, F. Caupin, and S. Balibar, Liquid Helium up to 160 bar, Journal of Low Temperature Physics 136, 93 (2004).