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One of the top student of her batch, Kayo Yin says she “barely knew anything” about Computer Science before starting her Bachelor of Science at Ecole Polytechnique, but three years later, she is the winner of the prestigious 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards in computer science for her thesis on “Sign Language Translation with Transformers”.
On this day two hundred years ago, André-Marie Ampère presented his work on electricity for the first time at the Royal Academy of Sciences and laid the foundations of electromagnetism. Dive into the portrait of this illustrious scientist who taught mathematical analysis and mechanics at l’X from 1804 to 1828.
Institut Polytechnique de Paris and HEC Paris announce the launch of Hi! PARIS, an interdisciplinary research center for AI and Data Science. Hi! PARIS aims at becoming a world leader in these field. The Center is entirely funded by the patronage of companies which are mobilized behind the two academic institutions.
On September 10 and 11, the X campus hosted a demonstration of remote piloting by satellite of an unmanned vessel off the coast of Toulon. A world premiere for this major innovation developed by SeaOwl which was attended by the French Minister of State for the Digital Transition and Electronic Communication and the Minister of Maritime Affairs.
Manas V. Upadhyay, assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique at the Solid Mechanics Laboratory, has been awarded 2020 ERC Starting Grants to help him set up his research team to better understand and guide additive manufacturing of metals and alloys.
Landry Bretheau, assistant professor at Ecole Polytechnique at the Irradiated Solids Laboratory, has been awarded 2020 ERC Starting Grants to help him set up his research team to manipulate coherently condensed matter systems at the single fermion level.
École Polytechnique advanced its position in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 of more than 1,500 universities worldwide, scoring the 87th position (93rd in 2020). The school ranks 2nd among French institutions and 29th in Europe.
A team of X18 students participating in the REXUS/BEXUS program sent their experimental project in a stratospheric balloon to the edge of space to see what it could teach us about the planet Venus. What do the results show about using similar techniques to probe Venus and help us learn more about the solar system?
École Polytechnique remains second best small university worldwide according to the World's best small universities 2020 ranking released by Times Higher Education (THE). Télécom Paris, which is also a member of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris, ranks in sixth position.
Launched in 2017, the Bachelor of Science program at École Polytechnique celebrates its first graduating class on July, 17, 2020. Admitted into the best universities in the world following their Bachelor’s degree, École Polytechnique Bachelor students have benefitted from a highly selective and multidisciplinary education taught entirely in English.
Sylvie Jacquemot from the Laboratoire pour l'Utilisation des Lasers Intenses has been elected new coordinator of Laserlab-Europe. This consortium coordinates new developments in laser research on a European scale.