Roland Lescure (X87), the French Minister in charge of Industry, came to meet École Polytechnique’s students and start-ups of its ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation supported by its incubator, the Drahi X-Novation Center. He pleaded for École Polytechnique’graduates to fully support the new industrial zero carbon revolution.
The French Prime Minister, Élisabeth Borne (X81), closed the event organized by École Polytechnique to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the admission of women to the School. The event brought together many alumni and representatives of the Polytechnic community as well as 50 high school female students who aspire to pursue scientific studies.
As Erasmus Days are organized throughout the world from October 13 to 15, École Polytechnique highlighted the many opportunities for international exchange and mobility offered to students, PhD candidates, faculty, and administrative staff to support their projects during an event on campus on October 14.
École Polytechnique and the Columbia University Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science are joining forces to offer a joint Bachelor's and Master's degree in Engineering. This dual degree program, to be launched next year, will accept its first cohort of students in autumn 2024.
Following the Council of Ministers meeting of Monday, October 5th, 2022, Laura Chaubard (X 1999) was appointed Director General of École Polytechnique. She takes on the role previously held by François Bouchet, engineer-general of Armament, senior class (IGHCA).
École Polytechnique signs a new mobility agreement with the prestigious University of Chicago, enabling undergraduate students of both institutions to enroll in an exchange semester at the respective partner university.
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Stéphane (X93) and Agnès Ifker have renewed their commitment to Polytechnique through an exceptional donation to support research on the energy transition. In this way, they are helping to position the Energy4 Climate interdisciplinary center as a world reference. This donation underlines the decisive role of the Polytechnique community for the future of l’X and its strong involvement in solving major new societal challenges.
During a three-month visit, two Sudanese researchers, Fatema Mohamed and Maram Ali Ahmed, joined École Polytechnique’s Irradiated Solids Laboratory and strengthened their collaboration with the laboratory’s Theoretical Spectroscopy group on research projects focusing on the simulation of materials’ electronic properties. Moreover, Fatema will join the EuroTech Postdoc2 program in 2023 to pursue her postdoctoral studies in co-supervision at l’X and EPFL.
The publication of the results of the entrance exam to Ecole Polytechnique on August 2, 1972 marked the arrival of the first seven women in the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program. Ecole Polytechnique celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of its feminization throughout this year and is stepping up its efforts to promote women’s position.
Pierre Berest, former researcher at the Solid Mechanics Laboratory, which he headed from 1990 to 2001, and professor at the Department of Mechanics, member of the High College of the École Polytechnique, has left us. Andrei Constantinescu, CNRS research director and director of the LMS honors him.
The Ecole Polytechnique's traditional participation in the Bastille Day military parade, on July 14th, was marked by a stronger presence of female Polytechnic students to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the opening of the Ingénieur Polytchnicien exam to women.