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When mechanics make cells talk
In early 2024, Charles Baroud, professor and researcher at the Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX*), was awarded an ERC Advanced Grants for his Melcart project. Acronym for Mechanical Characterization and Stimulation of Microtissues, this research project aims to develop technologies and knowledge around mechanobiology, with a view to numerous applications in engineering, pharmacology and health. Focus.
Online platforms: users under influence
The Cambridge Analytica scandal has shown that targeting technologies on online platforms (Google, Facebook, Tik Tok...) go beyond the simple sale of objects or services to invest in the realm of information. The work of Oana Goga, a researcher at École Polytechnique's Computer science laboratory (LIX), studies the impact of these technologies on privacy, security and the manipulation of public opinion. They have fuelled reflection on the European Union's Digital Services Act and are being continued today as part of an ERC Starting Grants fellowship.
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New round of financing for C12, a quantum processors start-up, launched by two X alumni
Launched by two X alumni brothers, C12, a pioneer in the use of carbon nanotubes to build a universal quantum computer, has completed its second round of financing, raising 18 million euros. The start-up is one of five selected by the French Ministry of the Armed Forces as part of the Proqcima program to develop two prototypes of quantum computers.
Sustainable Development
A public health data-visualization app developed by Msc&T students
Five students from École Polytechnique's "Data and Economics for Public Policy" Master's program have developed an interactive map of public health determinants down to the level of French local authorities, for the French Ministry of the Environment's Ecolab.
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Gerondeau - Safran 2024 Awards awarded to INEN Robotics and Greyn
The winners of this 13th edition of the Gerondeau - Safran Prize convinced the jury with their innovations in the fields of health and construction. They each received 15,000 euros to develop their projects.
Chairs, Research
Econophysics, a new approach to economics
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Five École Polytechnique’s start-ups join the Next 40 2024
A quarter of the start-ups in the Next 40 2024 and 7 of the 30 French unicorns were created by X alumni or supported by X-UP, the School's incubator.