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, 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 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.
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.
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 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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.