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Ecole Polytechnique delivers its first sustainable development certificates
Sustainable Development, Education
29.08.22
Ecole Polytechnique delivers its first sustainable development certificates
This certificate, set up as part of l’X's commitment to sustainable development, provides in-depth training on sustainability issues for engineering students and Master of Science & Technology students on a voluntary basis.
Memorial to Pierre Berest
Institution
29.07.22
Memorial to Pierre Berest
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.
InSpek : chemical detection system based on optical microchips.
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
05.07.22
InSpek : chemical detection system based on optical microchips.
A revolution is taking place in the integrated optics sector, a market that will experience strong growth in the coming years. The start-up InSpek is contributing to it. We had the chance to interview the CEO and co-founder of InSpek: Jérome Michon, a young PhD turned entrepreneur.
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.
Éric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique, to preside over the EuroTech Alliance
Sustainable Development, Institution
27.06.22
Éric Labaye, President of École Polytechnique, to preside over the EuroTech Alliance
The strategic alliance of six prestigious science and technology universities in Europe combines the members’ expertise in research and education to contribute to building a strong, sustainable, sovereign, and resilient Europe. Éric Labaye takes over the direction of the EuroTech Alliance for the period 2022-2023.
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.
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.
École Polytechnique hosted Paris-Saclay Spring 2022
Entrepreneurship, Innovation
11.05.22
École Polytechnique hosted Paris-Saclay Spring 2022
École Polytechnique hosted Paris-Saclay Spring 2022, the 5th edition of an annual event dedicated to innovation and entrepreneurship on the Saclay plateau, co-organised by Institut Polytechnique de Paris. It was an opportunity for 11 start-ups of l'X to present their projects.
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...
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.
X’Srael takes students on a trip to Israel’s Tech scene
Education
22.03.22
X’Srael takes students on a trip to Israel’s Tech scene
Organized by the student association X’Srael, this year’s Tech Trip invited École Polytechnique’s students to discover Israel’s dynamic start-up scene...