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The collective scientific student project "Destiny", carried out within the Student Space Center of l'X, was selected after the presentation made by students in ESA’s ESTEC technical center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, last November, by the REXUS/BEXUS programme to be flown on a stratospheric balloon in October 2019.

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While studying fluorescence, Henri Becquerel discovered natural radioactivity. He was at the forefront of this brand-new field of research, alongside Marie and Pierre Curie, for which they were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. Watch the fourth episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".

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Chloé Dindault, PhD candidate at the Ile-de-France Photovoltaic Institute (IPVF) and affiliated with the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films (LPICM, École Polytechnique/CNRS) is named one of the 2019 recipients of the prestigious Siebel Scholars awards.

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With a keen passion for optics, Fresnel became interested in the behavior of light as a wave, refuting Newton’s theories. On the practical side of things, he designed a new type of lens that continues to be used in lighthouses to this day. Watch the third episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".

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On January 16th - 17th, researchers from the Computer Science Laboratory of École Polytechnique in collaboration with the Foundation of École Polytechnique and the Norwegian Center for Sustainable Energy Studies organized the PhD and Industry Days 2019 at l’X.

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On December 17th - 18th, researchers from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory of l'X and the Plasma Physics Laboratory organized a workshop on Wave interactions and Turbulence in the framework of the Gaspard Monge Visiting Professor Program.

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École Polytechnique, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and the Foundation of École Polytechnique launched a Chair in “Data Science and Industrial Processes” in Morocco.

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Joseph Fourier invented equations which are at the basis of everything involving a signal. So, if you like listening to music, texting or watching YouTube videos, you now know whom to thank! Watch the second episode of our series "École Polytechnique: A Global Impact".

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Supersonic planes, such as Concorde, were eventually scrapped due to their excessive fuel consumption. However, researchers at the Applied Optics Laboratory are working on new technology that could reduce the fuel consumption of supersonic aircraft, by effectively halving the braking force exerted by their drag.

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