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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.
Thomas Clausen joins the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished contributors
Chairs, Innovation, Research
03.05.22
Thomas Clausen joins the IEEE Computer Society’s Distinguished contributors
On the occasion of its 75th anniversary, the IEEE Computer Society has named its first distinguished contributors, including Thomas Clausen. The 410...
Eurograhics recognizes Marie-Paule Cani with the Distinguished Career Award
Research
27.04.22
Eurograhics recognizes Marie-Paule Cani with the Distinguished Career Award
Eurographics, the European professional Computer Graphics association, awarded a prize to Marie-Paule Cani, Professor at École polytechnique and researcher at the Computer Science Laboratory.
An ERC Grant for mathematics applied to biology and medicine
Research
26.04.22
An ERC Grant for mathematics applied to biology and medicine
Sylvie Méléard, Professor at the Centre for Applied Mathematics and Member of the Institut Universitaire de France, has been awarded an ERC Advanced...
Joris van der Hoeven awarded for his work on the complexity of multiplication
Research
20.04.22
Joris van der Hoeven awarded for his work on the complexity of multiplication
The N.G. de Bruijn Medal 2022 has been awarded to Joris van der Hoeven, researcher at the Computer Science Laboratory. The prize was awarded during the Netherlands Mathematical Congress for his research on the complexity of multiplication with David Harvey from the University of New South Wales.
Phagocytosis hits the front page of Biophysical Journal
Research
20.04.22
Phagocytosis hits the front page of Biophysical Journal
A study on the mechanical properties of white blood cells has been carried out in collaboration between the Hydrodynamics Laboratory at École Polytechnique and the Institute of Physical Chemistry at Université Paris-Saclay. It makes the cover of the latest issus of Biophysical Journal.
Aspects of Gravity, Mathematics and Physics
Research
05.04.22
Aspects of Gravity, Mathematics and Physics
On March 21 and 22, the conference "Aspects of Gravity, Mathematics and Physics" took place. It was organised by the Laurent Schwartz Mathematics Center and the Center for Theoretical Physics for scientists to discuss issues related to gravitation as well as the theory of general relativity and its extensions.
Kirigami helps design new materials
Research
Facile
24.03.22
Kirigami helps design new materials
A study carried out at Ecole Polytechnique's Hydrodynamics Laboratory by Sophie Ramananarivo has drawn inspiration from kirigami, the Japanese art of paper cutting, to study materials that can deform when immersed in a fluid.
Workshop on the Smilei code for simulating plasmas
Research
18.03.22
Workshop on the Smilei code for simulating plasmas
Smilei is an open-source code for plasma simulation, the result of a collaboration between physicists and high-performance computing experts. It can simulate relativistic interactions between lasers and plasma or astrophysical phenomena. The workshop from 9 to 11 March explored this vast field of applications.
Enhanced nanoscale imaging in liquids
Research
16.03.22
Enhanced nanoscale imaging in liquids
Aleix Güell, researcher at Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films, has been awarded an ERC Proof of Concept grant. It will allow him to explore the commercial potential of an imaging technique that combines scanning probe microscopy and Raman spectroscopy to study materials in liquids, from battery to living cells.
Research from LIX presented at AAAI 2022
Research
09.03.22
Research from LIX presented at AAAI 2022
The first mathematical runtime analysis of NSGA-II, a widely-used algorithm for optimization problems, has been performed by a collaboration including the Computer Science Laboratory and presented at AAAI, one of the major conferences in artificial intelligence.