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Hanabi, a board game where players must cooperate to share incomplete information, is considered the new challenge for artificial intelligence. Antoine Bauza, Vicky Kalogeiton and Pierre Beri discussed this board game during the "Science and Video Games" Chair conference.
Is the realism of physical systems achievable in video games? This was the question discussed by David Louapre and Florence Bertails-Descoubes at the annual conference of the "Science and Video Games" Chair. They explain the compromises made in the name of player immersion and the current obstacles to game realism.
The "EconophysiX" Chair opens the 2021 call for applications for the "CFM Woman in quantitative finance" thesis scholarship. This initiative encourages outstanding research during a three-year academic project and aims to give visibility to women in a field where they are underrepresented.
The "Science and Video Games" Chair organises an annual symposium bringing together researchers and video game manufacturers in order to strengthen their interactions. For its second edition, the conference addressed the modelling of physical phenomena, the current challenges in AI or the game as a tool for inclusiveness.
Part of the Columbia Venture Competition, the final round of the 2021 Alliance Social Enterprise Challenge, took place on April 7th. The finalists pitched their social ventures to the jury. Representing l'X, Julien Hédou (X2015) was awarded second place for the social enterprise Surge2Surgery, tied with the finalist representing Columbia University.
Thanks to the excellence of its teaching since its creation in 2017, the "Data Science Institute" sponsorship programme was renewed at the beginning of the year with the support of the Orange Group, Orange Côte d'Ivoire and Société Générale Côte d'Ivoire. Thus, the increase in data management skills in West Africa will be reinforced.
The third training/awareness-raising seminar on sustainable development, organized with the students of École Polytechnique, took place on April 7th and 8th. It is part of the five strong commitments to sustainable development made by the School.
The functioning of an enzyme, which could be used to produce biofuels and for green chemistry, has been deciphered. This result has mobilized an international team of scientists with an important contribution from the Laboratory of Optics and Biosciences. This discovery is published in Science on April 9, 2021.
Molecular magnets could become the components of tomorrow's quantum computing. Researchers at the Molecular Chemistry Laboratory have been involved in work that has led to a better understanding of thulium-based magnet molecules and to leads for the synthesis of more efficient molecular magnets.
The future Mechanics Pole of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), with a surface area of more than 10,000 m2, will bring together the solid mechanics, hydrodynamics and living mechanics research laboratories of the École Polytechnique and ENSTA Paris. It is part of the campus master plan adopted at the end of 2020.
Challenges magazine has published its annual ranking of the 100 start-ups to invest in in 2021. Twelve start-ups from the Polytechnic community, founded by former students of the School and/or incubated in our Innovation Center are among them.
Presidents of international higher education institutions and UN officials met at the Global University Presidents’ Forum, organized by the Zhejiang University (ZJU), to discuss the role universities are to play in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Forum took place on March 24, in virtual format.
The Masters of Science & Technology program at École Polytechnique has nearly 300 alumni since the graduation ceremony of its class of 2020, which took place on March 5th. Well-identified among Ecole Polytechnique's overall education programs, the employability of its graduates is getting more and more successful.