The University of Strasbourg is one of the largest universities in France, with over 52 000 students (including 20% of international students) and 3300 researchers. As a leading European centre for training and research, the scale of research activity is substantial, involving a Doctoral College and its 10 doctoral schools and 71 research units.
The ISIS institute (Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires) brings together 35 permanent and 92 doctoral / post-doctoral researchers and internationally renowned experts for multidisciplinary research at the interface between Physics, Chemistry, and Biology, including four Nobel Prizes in Chemistry and one Kavli Prize in Nanoscience. In 2019, the University of Strasbourg and the CNRS officially founded the new European Centre for Quantum Sciences (CESQ), attached to ISIS, which aims to develop new lines of research and technology exploiting quantum principles, at the frontiers to chemistry, physics, materials science, and computing.
Role within EuRyQa
UNISTRA is the coordinator of EuRyQa project.
EuRyQa includes theoretical and experimental activities at the European Center for Quantum Sciences (CESQ) which is part of ISIS.
CESQ hosts an operational prototype Rydberg quantum processor based on microscopic ensembles of ultracold potassium atoms capable of realizing large arrays with >400 sites in programmable geometries, and a next generation dual species Rydberg quantum computer with >400 fully addressable qubits for scalable digital QC (aQCess - Atomic Quantum Computing as a Service) currently under construction. With EuRyQa we are fully realizing the aQCess quantum computer and making it available for the European community. Jointly with the partners we will provide a common quantum computing stack for Rydberg atoms, a federated cloud service, solutions to concrete computational problems, and key technology for fault-tolerant quantum computing with Rydberg qubits.