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Maxime Grangereau, alumnus of the X2012 Class and PhD student at École Polytechnique in collaboration with EDF, is recipient of the prestigious 2020 Siebel Scholars award. This international program founded by the Siebel Foundation rewards the most talented students in the fields of Computer Science, Bioengineering, Business and Energy.
Researcher at the Laboratory of Physics of Interfaces and Thin Films, Tatiana Novikova is the winner of the G.G. Stokes Award from the international society of optics and photonics SPIE. This prize rewards her research in optics, in particular the study of the propagation of polarized light through the atmosphere and biological tissues.
On December 17, 2019, the first Biomedical Engineering Symposium brought together researchers from the Plateau de Saclay and medical doctors from several hospitals to discuss their research themes in order to improve patient treatment. Three new projects funded by the Bettencourt-Schueller Foundation were also announced.
First results published in Nature for the Parker Solar Probe which involve the Laboratory of Plasma Physics. By exploring the solar corona, his instruments reveal the tumults that wave the solar wind and thus help to understand it better.
The Carrefour Next Gen RetAIL Chair launches the 2nd edition of its students challenge on the issues related to digital transformation of an industrial group: "Artificial Intelligence and Data Science Challenge". This Hackathon will take place from February 3rd to March 7th, 2020.
The French ministry of the Armed forces is co-publishing an exquisitely illustrated art book giving access to some of the bibliophily treasures of the most renowned historical military libraries of France. École Polytechnique has contributed to this art book thanks to the many precious documents it has housed since its origins, 225 years ago.
École polytechnique paid tribute to the military values at the heart of its mission to serve the Homeland, Science and Glory during a ceremony for the celebration of Sainte Barbe, l'X's holy patroness.
Almost 800 high secondary school pupils mainly from underprivileged backgrounds and rural areas were greeted at École Polytechnique on November 30 for an event organized with Les Entretiens de l’Excellence to promote social diversity and ensure equal opportunity.
Applications for the 11th promotion of X-Up close on December 15. Nicolas Cruaud, co-founder of Néolithe explains why he thinks his start-up has beed selected to join the École Polytechnique’s incubator and what have been the key benefits from this opportunity.
EuroTech Universities Alliance High Level Event 2019 "Engineering (for) Europe's Future" will take place in Brussels on December 12th, 2019. A high-level panel debate and an interactive showcase of successful student teams are on the program.
The collective scientific student project "Destiny", carried out within the Student Space Center of l'X, was selected after the presentation made by students in ESA’s ESTEC technical center in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, in November 2018, by the REXUS/BEXUS program to be flown on a stratospheric balloon in October 2019.
An X researcher is involved in producing the first electron guide in graphene. As an optical fiber, it preserving their quantum character. This new electronic optics tool could be integrated with future quantum technologies and is published in Physical Review Letters the November 22, 2019.
The giant telescope of the H.E.S.S. has detected for the first time the very high energy gamma rays emitted by an astronomical cataclysm. Involving researchers from the Leprince-Ringuet Laboratory for Particle Physics and Astrophysics, this discovery is published in Nature on November 20, 2019.
École Polytechnique comes in at number 28 in the world’s best universities for graduate recruitment, according to the 2019 Times Higher Education Employability Ranking, released on November 21. It is one of the 13 French institutions to have made it onto the top 150 in the Ranking.