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Yves Laszlo appointed Provost of École Polytechnique

Yves Laszlo has been appointed Provost of École Polytechnique and takes on the role previously held by Frank Pacard. Yves Laszlo is also appointed Chairman of the Academic and Research Committee of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

Yves Laszlo Nouveau DER

Yves Laszlo has been appointed Provost of École Polytechnique by decree of the French Minister of Defense upon recommendation of the President of the Board of Directors of École Polytechnique. Formerly Deputy Director for Sciences at École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Paris, he takes on the role previously held by Frank Pacard. Yves Laszlo is also appointed Chairman of the Academic and Research Committee of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

“Yves Laszlo brings his experience and in-depth knowledge of higher education and scientific research in order to take both École Polytechnique and Institut Polytechnique de Paris to the highest international academic standards,” emphasizes Eric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique.

Yves Laszlo, age 55, holds a Doctorate degree in Mathematics from Paris-Sud University (1988), and is a specialist in Algebraic Geometry. Following a career as a research fellow at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and then as a professor at the University Pierre and Marie Curie (UPMC), he became an associate professor at École Polytechnique in 2004, at the Laurent Schwartz Mathematics Center (CMLS), which he led from 2006 to 2010. Then, he became a professor at Paris-Sud University, where he initiated and then managed the Jacques Hadamard Mathematical Foundation (FMJH) and the Hadamard Mathematics LabEx (LMH), the mission of which was to bring together the mathematicians located on the plateau de Saclay campus.  

From 2012 to 2019, he was named Deputy Director for Sciences at École Normale Supérieure (ENS) de Paris. In this role, he was in charge of teaching, research, real estate, human resources and all scientific-related matters at the school. He was also responsible for his representation at Paris Sciences et Lettres (PSL).