Antoine Browaeys finished the Undergraduate program in Physics, ENS Cachan and Université d’Orsay in 1994. In 1996 he defended Master in High Energy and Theoretical Physics, Université d’Orsay, France. He defended his Ph.D. degree with the work “Magnetic Trapping of Metastable He: towards Bose-Einstein Condensation” at the Université d’Orsay, France. He is a Senior Scientist, Research Director, National Center for Scientific Research (France) since 2013. He is also a researcher at the Charles Fabry laboratory, and co-founded Pasqal in March 2019, and is its scientific director.
He received the 2021 Silver Medal of the CNRS, the French National Centre for Scientific Research. This prestigious award "recognizes researchers for the originality, quality, and importance of their work, recognized at national and international level." The medal recognises his work on trapped single atoms, optical tweezer arrays and Rydberg atoms, which are at the heart of Pasqal's technology.