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Gérard Mourou shares the Golden Goose Award 2022 for the application of lasers to eye surgery
Research
22.09.22
Gérard Mourou shares the Golden Goose Award 2022 for the application of lasers to eye surgery
Donna Strickland, Tibor Juhasz, Ron Kurtz, Detao Du and Gérard Mourou are recognized for applying ultrafast lasers to treat eye diseases. This is an example where basic research has unexpectedly led to an important tool for society.
Antoine Georges receives the 2022 Feenberg Memorial Medal
Research
16.09.22
Antoine Georges receives the 2022 Feenberg Memorial Medal
Antoine Georges, physicist at the Centre for Theoretical Physics and Professor at the Collège de France, has been awarded the Feenberg Memorial Medal along with Gabriel Kotliar and Dieter Vollhardt for his theoretical work on quantum systems consisting of a large number of interacting particles.
The Blockchain@X Research Center analyses the challenges of CBDCs
Chairs, Research
14.09.22
The Blockchain@X Research Center analyses the challenges of CBDCs
The CBDC report of the Blockchain@X Research Center at Ecole Polytechnique offers the most comprehensive summary to date on central bank digital currencies (CBDCs). Supported by Capgemini, Nomadic Labs and Caisse des Dépôts, Blockchain@X brings together a research team and proposes teaching on blockchains and digital assets.
Ten years ago, the Higgs boson was discovered
Research
04.07.22
Ten years ago, the Higgs boson was discovered
In 2012, a new elementary particle was discovered thanks to a worldwide scientific collaboration that included Leprince-Ringuet laboratory and Center for Microelectronics. Here is a look back at this crucial step that opened up new perspectives for particle physics research.
Hamed Merdji and Marta Fajardo recognised for their research collaboration
Research
01.07.22
Hamed Merdji and Marta Fajardo recognised for their research collaboration
The French Academy of Sciences awarded the Mariano Gago International Prize to Hamed Merdji, research director at Ecole Polytechnique, and Marta Fajardo, professor at the Instituto Superior Técnico de Lisboa, in recognition of their scientific collaboration between France and Portugal.
Ahmed Shokry awarded for his work on machine-learning
Research
13.06.22
Ahmed Shokry awarded for his work on machine-learning
Ahmed Shokry Abdelaleem, a research engineer at the Centre for Applied Mathematics at Ecole Polytechnique, won the 2022 Excellence Award in Computer Aided Process Engineering, granted by the European Federation of Chemical Engineering.
Pascal Chabert awarded a CNRS silver medal
Research
09.06.22
Pascal Chabert awarded a CNRS silver medal
Pascal Chabert, CNRS research director at the Plasma Physics Laboratory and Professor at École Polytechnique, has just been awarded a CNRS silver medal. It recognises his significant work in the field of plasma physics, with applications for microelectronics and space propulsion.
Collective movement of cells viewed through the lens of fluid mechanics
Research
24.05.22
Collective movement of cells viewed through the lens of fluid mechanics
Constraining the movement of vascular cells by culturing them on engineered microgrooved substrates generates a new pattern of collective motion that can be predicted using the physical framework of active fluids. This work has been published in Nature Communications by a team from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory.
Tomography system will probe ancient materials
Research
19.05.22
Tomography system will probe ancient materials
An optical coherence tomography device has been inaugurated at the Optics and Biosciences Laboratory. It will allow three-dimensional imaging at the micrometre scale for research on heritage and ancient materials.
Interview with Patrick Huerre, hydrodynamic instabilities specialist
Research
17.05.22
Interview with Patrick Huerre, hydrodynamic instabilities specialist
Patrick Huerre is CNRS Senior Scientist Emeritus and was Professor at Ecole Polytechnique where he co-founded the Hydrodynamics Laboratory with Jean-Marc Chomaz. He has just been awarded the European Society of Mechanics' Fluid Mechanics Prize, for his career devoted to hydrodynamic instabilities.
The French team wins the International Physicists’ Tournament 2022
Education, Research
16.05.22
The French team wins the International Physicists’ Tournament 2022
After winning the French selection, a team from the Ingénieur Polytechnicien program won the world final of this physics student competition in Colombia. This is the third victory for team from l'X in this tournament.
How dandelion parachute works
Research
10.05.22
How dandelion parachute works
The way in which the dandelion opens or closes in order to fly has been modelled in a paper in Nature Communications co-authored by researchers from the Hydrodynamics Laboratory at École Polytechnique.