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Three alumni at the French Academy of sciences

Jean-Michel Coron (X75), Antoine Georges (X80) and Stéphane Mallat (X81) have been elected on November, 18, 2014 among the ten new members of the French Academy of sciences. Bernard Meunier, previously Professor at the Chemistry Department of École Polytechnique, was elected President for 2015-2016.

École Polytechnique and its alumni have been honored by the recent elections at the French Academy of sciences.
Three alumni as well as a Professor who used to teach at X just entered the French Academy of sciences.

A Professor of École Polytechnique elected as President

Bernard Leunier, elected President of the French Academy of sciences for 2015-2016, was Professor at the Chemistry Department of École Polytechnique until 2006. He will take office on January, 6, 2015.
Chemist, Bernard Leunier is Director Emeritus of Research at CNRS, exceptional class, at the Laboratoire de Chimie de Coordination in Toulouse, France.
Member of the French Academy of sciences since 1999, he was elected Vice President for 2013-2014.  He is also a foreign member of the Polish Academy of sciences, associate member of the French National Academy of Pharmacy and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Three alumni elected as new members of the French Academy of sciences

Early 2014, the French Academy of sciences opened an election session for ten new interdisciplinary seats. Among the ten new members are three alumni: Jean-Michel Coron (X75), Antoine Georges (X80) et Stéphane Mallat (X81).

Jean-Michel Coron (X75) was elected in 'Automatic and control', at the crossing of the sections Mathematics and Mechanical and computer sciences.
He is a Professor at Pierre and Marie Curie University, Laboratoire Jacques-Louis Lions, senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France, Paris.

Antoine Georges (X80) was elected in 'Intersections', at the crossing of all scientific sections of the Academy.
He is Professor at the Collège de France where he holds the Chair of Physics of Condensed Matter, Professor at the Physics Department of École Polytechnique, as well as Professor at Geneva University.

Stéphane Mallat (X81) was elected in 'Statistics, datamass', at the crossing of the sections Mathematics and SMechanical and computer sciences.
He is Professor, exceptional class, of Applied Mathematics at the Computer sciences Department of École Normale Supérieure, in Paris. Stéphane Mallat was also Professor at the Center of Applied Mathematics at École Polytechnique until 2012.

Those three new members will be greeted under the Dome of the French Institute on June 16, 2015.

As of today, the French Academy of Sciences has 267 members, 129 foreign associate members and 94 correspondents.