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Five Ecole Polytechnique researchers awarded the CNRS bronze medal
Research
15.02.24
Five Ecole Polytechnique researchers awarded the CNRS bronze medal
Every year, the CNRS medals are awarded to researchers and staff who have made an outstanding contribution to the institution's dynamism and reputation.
First location of a gamma-ray source in a microquasar
Research
01.02.24
First location of a gamma-ray source in a microquasar
The H.E.S.S. observatory, which involves the Leprince-Ringuet Laboratory (LLR) at École polytechnique and Institut Polytechnique de Paris, has captured very high-energy photons from the SS 433 microquasar. This indicates that particles are being accelerated at an extreme rate. Scientists have been able to pinpoint the precise location of this acceleration, a first that will help to unravel its mechanisms. The results have just been published in Science magazine.
Probing biominerals: two (or three) photons are better than one
Research
29.01.24
Probing biominerals: two (or three) photons are better than one
A team from the Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB*) has obtained proof-of-principle for the classification of kidney stones using multi-photon microscopy combined with polarimetry. This optical method, which has been published in the journal ACS Photonics, could open up new prospects for biomineral analysis and improved patient management.A team from the Optics and Biosciences Laboratory (LOB*) has obtained proof-of-principle for the classification of kidney stones using multi-photon microscopy combined with polarimetry. This optical method, which has been published in the journal ACS Photonics, could open up new prospects for biomineral analysis and improved patient management.
A better understanding of cell mechanical property measures
Research
17.01.24
A better understanding of cell mechanical property measures
A team from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory (LadHyX) has published an article in Biophysical Journal describing measurements of the mechanical properties of cells. An image of their experiment is featured on the cover. Here is what it looks like.
Two researchers from École Polytechnique’s laboratories elected to the French Academy of Sciences
Research
12.12.23
Two researchers from École Polytechnique’s laboratories elected to the French Academy of Sciences
Josselin Garnier, researcher at the Centre for Applied Mathematics (CMAP) and Sandrine Bony, Research Director at the CNRS - Centre national de la recherche scientifique within the Laboratory of Dynamic Meteorology (LMD) are among the 18 scientists newly elected to the French Academy of Sciences.
Inauguration of the Chair "Physics of high energy densities and inertial fusion"
Chairs, Research
11.12.23
Inauguration of the Chair "Physics of high energy densities and inertial fusion"
The École Polytechnique and the Military Applications Division of CEA are launching the "Physics of High Energy Densities and Inertial Fusion" Chair to help train students in the physics of high energy densities, and to facilitate the emergence of research collaborations on topics such as fusion for energy by inertial confinement or the physics of magnetised plasmas.
École Polytechnique hosts the SpaceCon 2023 event
Campus, Research
17.11.23
École Polytechnique hosts the SpaceCon 2023 event
Created by three alumni of École Polytechnique, the event dedicated to space and its exploration takes place from November 17th to 19th on the School’s campus. Hosting SpaceCon 2023 illustrates École Polytechnique's strong commitment to its research, training and innovation missions, and to meeting the most ambitious challenges in space research and exploration.
COMHET: A new laboratory for the space propulsion of tomorrow
Research
16.11.23
COMHET: A new laboratory for the space propulsion of tomorrow
Confirming its contribution to research excellence in France and to the development of tomorrow's space technologies, École Polytechnique is participating alongside CNRS and Safran Electronics & Defense in the creation of a joint laboratory, COMHET, dedicated to improving space thruster technologies.
An architectural project to give shape to the XSeaO2 program financed by the Ifker fund
Campus, Research
15.11.23
An architectural project to give shape to the XSeaO2 program financed by the Ifker fund
Since October 2022, École Polytechnique has been working with École Penninghen to develop a demonstrator for the XSeaO2 program, financed by the Ifker fund, and aimed at recovering CO2 dissolved in seawater to produce synthetic fuel. The Nautilus project, designed by students at École Penninghen, was chosen as the basis for the sensor design.
Sabrina Speich (LMD) collaborates on the WHIRLS project, funded by an ERC Synergy grant
Research
08.11.23
Sabrina Speich (LMD) collaborates on the WHIRLS project, funded by an ERC Synergy grant
The WHIRLS project, which studies the role of ocean eddies on climate, is one of 37 Synergy grant projects announced on October 26 by the European Research Council (ERC). Sabrina Speich from École Normale Supérieure de Paris and researcher at the Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD) is leading this project with three other researchers.
"Reveal" the physics game on show at Paris Games Week
Chairs, Research
Facile
01.11.23
"Reveal" the physics game on show at Paris Games Week
"Reveal", the game developed by the gamelab of the Chair "Science and Video Games", is part of a selection of video games created in France at Paris Games Week.
École Polytechnique sponsor of the astronomy festival “Explor’Espace”
Chairs, Research
Facile
31.10.23
École Polytechnique sponsor of the astronomy festival “Explor’Espace”
The Chair "Science and Video Games" Chair and the education sponsorship "Space: the sciences and challenges of space" join forces with student associations Réseau and AstronautiX to contribute to the "Explor'Espace" public astronomy festival on 3, 4 and 5 November 2023 at the Beffroi de Montrouge.