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Stefanie Stantcheva, an alum of École Polytechnique and professor at Harvard University, received the Best Young Economist of France Award for the year 2019, presented by Le Monde and Le Cercle des économistes. The prize was given in recognition of her outstanding research into the effects of tax reforms.
Michel Koenig, a CNRS researcher at the École Polytechnique Intense Lasers Laboratory (LULI), was recently awarded a prize for the quality of his research conducted jointly with researchers from Osaka University and National Central University, Taiwan.
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.
Last week, Gérard Mourou, Professor at École Polytechnique, received his Nobel Prize in Physics from the Royal Swedish Academy from the hands of His Majesty the King of Sweden himself, in presence of Eric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique.
Leo Liberti, CNRS research director in the Computer Science Laboratory (LIX), was named distinguished lecturer by the International Federation of Operational Research Societies on the occasion of his talk at the Triennial International Conference of the Association of Asia, held this past summer in Kathmandu.
This year, the L'Oréal Foundation and UNESCO have given two "For Women and Science" Awards to Sabrina Ouazzani, postdoctoral researcher at the École Polytechnique Computer Science Laboratory, and Olga Chashchina, PhD researcher at the l’X Hydrodynamics Laboratory.
Professor and member of the Haut-collège of École Polytechnique, Gérard Mourou, has been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics. He shares this award with Donna Strickland for developping a method for generating high-intensity, ultra-short optical pulses. The Swedish Academy particularly highlighted the use of this technique in the medical field.
Alessio Figalli, professor at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zürich, and former professor at École Polytechnique, was awarded the Fields Medal on Wednesday, August 1, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Seven École Polytechnique Master’s students were awarded the Make Our Planet Great Again scholarship that will enable them to achieve their academic and professional goals in the environmental field and enroll in l’X Master’s programs.
Promising entrepreneurs from École Polytechnique’s entrepreneurship center, Jérémie Laurent (former Ingénieur Polytechnicien student, X 2011) and Rafaël de Lavergne (former Ingénieur Polytechnicien student, X 2013) have been awarded the 2018 X-Grant Silicon Valley.
Julien Fuchs, CNRS research director at the Laboratory for the Use of Intense Lasers was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to conduct experiments to elucidate the formation of the heaviest atoms in the universe. These laboratory astrophysics experiments rely on the capacities of ultraintense lasers, like the Apollon laser.