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The functioning of an enzyme, which could be used to produce biofuels and for green chemistry, has been deciphered. This result has mobilized an international team of scientists with an important contribution from the Laboratory of Optics and Biosciences. This discovery is published in Science on April 9, 2021.
Molecular magnets could become the components of tomorrow's quantum computing. Researchers at the Molecular Chemistry Laboratory have been involved in work that has led to a better understanding of thulium-based magnet molecules and to leads for the synthesis of more efficient molecular magnets.
The future Mechanics Pole of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris (IP Paris), with a surface area of more than 10,000 m2, will bring together the solid mechanics, hydrodynamics and living mechanics research laboratories of the École Polytechnique and ENSTA Paris. It is part of the campus master plan adopted at the end of 2020.
Challenges magazine has published its annual ranking of the 100 start-ups to invest in in 2021. Twelve start-ups from the Polytechnic community, founded by former students of the School and/or incubated in our Innovation Center are among them.
Presidents of international higher education institutions and UN officials met at the Global University Presidents’ Forum, organized by the Zhejiang University (ZJU), to discuss the role universities are to play in advancing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Forum took place on March 24, in virtual format.
The Masters of Science & Technology program at École Polytechnique has nearly 300 alumni since the graduation ceremony of its class of 2020, which took place on March 5th. Well-identified among Ecole Polytechnique's overall education programs, the employability of its graduates is getting more and more successful.
Ten start-ups pitched their projects to business angels, investment funds and potential partners at the Drahi X Novation Center's Demoday on March 24th. Five of them are coming from the 12th class of the X-Up incubator and five are part of the l’X innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Pursuing its ambition to attract outstanding international students to join its Bachelor of Science program, École Polytechnique has identified a few international high schools to collaborate with, all renowned for their high-quality level of education.
An influential European learned society in the field of signal processing, EURASIP has awarded its 2020 Technical Achievement Prize to Éric Moulines, professor at the Centre for Applied Mathematics, for his major contributions in statistical inference, in particular on hidden Markov chains and non-linear filtering.
An overview of research papers from researchers of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris and other institutions a year after the first lockdown imposed in France and many other countries to fight the Covid-19 pandemic.
Thanks to their expertise in cell micromanipulation, Julien Husson and his team were able to demonstrate that the mechanical properties of white blood cells change when they come into contact with pathogens. These changes in viscosity and rigidity are thought to play a role in their mobility and interaction with their targets.
École Polytechnique and Google Arts & Culture are teaming up to make available to the general public for the first time a unique collection of nearly 2,000 pieces from scientific, historical, and artistic collections from l'X, retracing more than 226 years of existence.
The annual hackathon of the "Next-Gen RetAIl" Chair allows students to set up projects in response to current issues. For its third edition, the participants rethought, with the help of experts to guide them during several work sessions, "the new environmentally friendly e-commerce experience".
Two teams of students from l’X ranked respectively 4th and 6th at the prestigious Southwestern Europe Regional Contest (SWERC) 2020-2021 organized by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and hosted online by Institut Polytechnique de Paris.