About me

I am currently assistant professor in the Centre Automatique et Systèmes at Mines ParisTech, which is part of Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL), and am part of the Quantic research team physically located at Inria. I am interested in all aspects of quantum mechanics: orthodox (figuring out how to compute stuff) and unorthodox (understanding what the stuff we compute means about the world). These days, I am mostly interested in tensor networks (which I use to compress complex many body quantum states) and quantum field theory (which I try to solve non-perturbatively with tensor networks). I also keep side interests in semiclassical/quantum gravity, quantum foundations, and nuclear engineering.

Before coming back to Paris, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics near Munich, in the theory division lead by Ignacio Cirac. This is where I started getting interested in tensor networks, and their use in quantum field theory.


Even before that, I did my PhD at Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris under the supervision of Denis Bernard. It was devoted mainly to mathematical physics problems related to continuous quantum measurement with a few excursions in foundations and quantum information theory. The thesis (in french) can be downloaded on HAL.


All my publications can be found on ArXivGoogle Scholar or Researchgate. You can reach me by email: antoine.tilloy (at) mines-paristech.fr or (at) gmail.com or (at) inria.fr or on Twitter @AntoineTilloy.

1 thought on “About me

  1. Jean Perdijon

    Je viens de lire avec intérêt votre article dans “Pour la science” et je suis ravi de voir que, plutôt que de partir de la mécanique quantique pour obtenir la relativité, on réfléchit enfin au trajet inverse. C’est ce que j’avais proposé en 2014 dans un livre intitulé “Le quantique: un paradoxe de la relativité?”. Bonne continuation.



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